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MEDIEVAL HISTORY
STORIA MEDIEVALE

Medieval monasticism in East and West
Il monachesimo medievale in Oriente e in Occidente

A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Anna Falcioni Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after lectures

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO CULTURALE ORIENTALE
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide the methodological background and the knowledge necessary for the study of age late antiquity, early and full medieval. During the lectures, some general issues are addressed (the transition from late antiquity to the Middle Ages, the barbarians, the fracture formed by the Longobards, the Franks and the Carolingian Europe, relations vassal-beneficiaries, the manorial system, the reform of Church, Municipalities) and other smaller areas, presenting a critical sources and historiography.

 Purpose of the course is also to illustrate the origins and development of monasticism in East and West, which essential chapter in the history medieval social and institutional, as well as course of ecclesiastical history and culture. Alongside the great personalities (St. Anthony, St. Pacomio, St. Basilio, St. Benedetto and St. Colombano), the monastic organizations were crucial, due to their ability and their strength of speculative irradiance, the evolution of thought and culture medieval. Among the historical issues relating to the dissemination of medieval monasticism, the course aims to analyze the psychological struggle of the religious vocation, which, according to the times and individuals, was awarded the meaning of a “fuga mundi” or that of a spiritual preparation action.

Program

  • General considerations on the broad outlines of medieval history from late antiquity to the thirteenth century.
  • Insights on the affirmation of hermit and coenobitic monasticism in East and West and relations between the monastic institutions and political force. It will also examine the constitutional aspects of Benedictine monasticism and the Irish monasticism, to outline their contribution to the medieval civilization.
  • Bridging Courses

     Prior knowledge of the fundamental lines of medieval history.

    Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

    - Knowledge and understanding: the student must show the possession of the mastery of basic knowledge related to: the methods of historical research, the criteria of periodization, the concept of the Middle Ages, the type of sources, critical knowledge both in the general outline of the story early and full medieval, both in a theme of particular relevance within the medieval age, which allows him to orientate the historical debate and to be updated on the current year.

     - Applying knowledge and understanding: the student will be able to have an adequate ability to frame the main historical problems studied and illustrate developments and lines of inquiry. He will also interpret and contextualize in diachronic and synchronic perspective the theme of monasticism, with mastering using the different types of sources, useful for the historical reconstruction of the monastic civilization in East and West, and the necessary tools for the analysis of the texts.

     - Making judgments: the students must show critical skills, that help evaluate and use in an autonomous methods for the historical analysis of written documents related to the material culture of the medieval context, even in a diachronic perspective. He must, then, have a good capacity to collect, select, logical organization and orderly exposition of complex data and documentary information, aimed at an autonomous formulation of conclusions and opinions.

     - Communication skills: the student must show the ability to communicate, including through digital communication tools, the main themes of the discipline, competently using the terminology of the historiographical matter.
     - Learning skills: the student must show that he has methodological rigor, self-criticism and ability to work independently and organized way, by comparison with other disciplines. This will be pursued through the general history lectures, monographic lectures and seminar, reading and analysis of primary sources.

    Teaching Material

    The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

    Supporting Activities

    Projector and power-point elaborations are used to qualify the lectures.


    Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

    Teaching

    Lectures.

    Attendance

    Prior knowledge of the fundamental lines of medieval history from late antiquity to the thirteenth century.

    Course books
  • A. Cortonesi, Il medioevo. Profilo di un millennio, Roma, Carocci editore, 2014, pp. 7-248.
  • A. Rapetti, Storia del monachesimo medievale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013, pp. 5-198.
  • Assessment

    Oral examination. The review will evaluate the preparation of the student on the course content (corresponding to 40% of the overall assessment), its presentation skills (corresponding to 20% of the overall assessment), mastery of the issues and critical knowledge of the sources and course books (corresponding to 40% of the overall assessment).

    Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

    Teaching

    Any clarification will be given on the examination program also by e-mail.

    Attendance

    Prior knowledge of the fundamental lines of medieval history from late antiquity to the thirteenth century.

     The students unable to attend are invited to take agreements, also by e-mail, with the lecturer.

    Course books

    Non-attending students will have to study - in addition to the books for attending - one chosen by the following books:

  • A. Petrucci, Medioevo da leggere. Guida allo studio delle testimonianze scritte del Medioevo italiano, Torino, Einaudi editore, 1992;
  • P. Delogu, Introduzione allo studio della storia medievale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1994;
  • C. Azzara, Le civiltà del Medioevo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2004;
  • S. Tramontana, Capire il Medioevo. Le fonti e i temi, Roma, Carocci editore, 2005.  
  • Assessment

    Oral examination. The review will evaluate the preparation of the student on the course content (corresponding to 40% of the overall assessment), its presentation skills (corresponding to 20% of the overall assessment), mastery of the issues and critical knowledge of the sources and course books (corresponding to 40% of the overall assessment).

    Notes

    The teaching materials that will be used during the lectures is restricted to attending students.

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