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MODERN HISTORY mutuato
STORIA MODERNA

Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
Martin Lutero e la Riforma protestante

A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Guido Dall'Olio Tuesdays and Wednesdays after the lessons
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Philosophy of information. Theory and management of knowledge (LM-78)
Curriculum: STORIA E FILOSOFIA PER L'INSEGNAMENTO
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Learning Objectives

The first part of the course aims to give the students a general knowledge of the great problems of European early modern history, so they will construct a basis for more advanced knowledges.

The second part of the course will examine a more particular problem, viewed through the reading and the analysis of texts and documents. The general context, however, will be kept into consideration, too.

The knowledge of Early Modern History is necessary for those who will be teacher in the secondary schools, and it also allows the student to acquire more detailed knowledge in other subjects.

Program

The course is divided into two parts: a general one, and a monographic one. Each one of this parts will consist in 36 hours of lesson (the whole course consists in 72 hours of lesson)

The lessons wil begin September 25, 2017

The main part of the lessons will be kept during the first semester. In the second semester will be kept the last lessons of the monographic part and other activities (e.g. seminars and other)

First part (general)

The main problems of Early modern history

Syllabus:

1. Indroduction: history, history of historiography, and sources.

2. The general framework: historical demography, economy and society of Earli Modern Europe

3. The great discoveries: Columbus and others.

4. Early modern political Europe

5. Religion: Reformation and Counter-Reformation

6. The general crisis of the XVII century.

7. The French Revolution.

8. The industrial revolution.

Second (monographic) part:

Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

The second part of the course is dedicated to Martin Luther (1483-1546) and the Protestant Reformation. The main topics will be:

- Interpretations of Martin Luther and of the Protestant Reformation in western European History

- Childhood, family life, and education of Martin Luther according to the sources;

- Martin Luther from the Faculty of Law to the Augustinian cloister;

- Martin Luther as a monk;

- The birth of a new theology: sudden or gradual?

- The protest against the indulgences (November 1517)

- The permanent separation from the Roman Catholic Church;

- Luther "prisoner" at the Wartburg fortress

- The construction of a new church and a new society

- Beyond Luther: Calvin, Zwingli, the Anabaptists;

- Martin Luther and Italy

Bridging Courses

None.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

  • The students must gain a general knowledge of historical problems of European early modern history (both of the problems, and of the methods of historical science). They must also get acquainted with a specific issue of early modern history, through the analysis of the primary and the secondary sources.
  • The students must learn to understand the historical development of Early modern Europe, to communicate and argumentate their ideas on history, and to ground them upon the documents and their interpretations.
  • The students must learn how to do search for secondary sources and to extract helpful information from a history book. They must also learn to speak about history in a public context, to make questions and to ground their statements upon the 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

There will be no supporting activities.

The teaching material made available by the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it.

The enrollment in the course through Moodle platform is strictly recommended


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Oral lessons and seminars.

Attendance

Attendance is strictly recommended, but not mandatory.

Course books

Textbooks for the first part of the course

A modern history handbook (chosen between the two listed below), and a complementary textbook:

1. One of the following handbooks:

a. FRANCESCO BENIGNO, L'età moderna. Dalla scoperta dell'America alla Restaurazione, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005;

b. CARLO CAPRA, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2004 (until chapter 25 included, that is, until page 320)

2. Complementary textbook, chosen between the following:

a. GIAMPAOLO ROMAGNANI, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII secolo). Temi e problemi storiografici, Roma, Carocci, 2010

b. GUIDO DALL'OLIO, Storia Moderna. I temi e le fonti. Nuova edizione, Roma, Carocci, 2017.

Second (monographic) part of the course (mandatory textbooks):

1. Guido Dall'Olio, Martin Lutero, Roma, Carocci, 2013 (ristampa 2017)

2. Lucia Felici, La Riforma protestante nell'Europa del Cinquecento, Roma, Carocci, 2016.

Beyond the reading of the above texts, the students have to study the primary and secondary sources that the professor will make available on Moodle platform for blended learning.

Textbooks for the students who choose to give the exam in English

1.  General History:

M. E. Wiesner-Hanks, Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2013 (2nd edition)

2.      Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

- Lyndal Roper, Martin Luther. Renegade and Prophet, London, Vintage, 2017

Assessment

The final exam  will be an oral exam, with questions and answers.

There will be also a written proof (not mandatory) to be held at the end of the general part of the course (approximately first half of November), that will consist  in three open questions (it's not a multiple choice test).

Both the oral exam and the written proof can be given in English, if the students ask for it (as for the written proof, the studens are kindly requested to ask for it at least 10 days before the exam)

If the students pass the written proof after the first part of the lessons, the final exam will consist only in questions concerning the second part of the course (Martin Luther). The final grade will be the mean between the written proof and the oral exam.

If the students don't pass the written proof, or if he chooses not to give it, the final, oral exam will concern both the first and the second part of the course.

The written proof with open questions/answers is particularly helpful to train the students for the final thesis of their courses.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Individual study.

Course books

First part of the course (general history, identical for attending and non-attending students):

1. One of the following handbooks:

a. FRANCESCO BENIGNO, L'età moderna. Dalla scoperta dell'America alla Restaurazione, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005;

b. CARLO CAPRA, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2004 (until chapter 25 included, that is, until page 320)

2. One complementary textbook, chosen between the following:

a. GIAMPAOLO ROMAGNANI, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII secolo). Temi e problemi storiografici, Roma, Carocci, 2010

b. GUIDO DALL'OLIO, Storia Moderna. I temi e le fonti, Roma, Carocci, 2004.

Second (monographic) part of the course:

For non-attending students, the topic is different. Both the following texts are mandatory:

1. Adriano Prosperi, Tribunali della coscienza. Inquisitori, confessori, missionari, Torino, Einaudi, 1997 (and further editions and reprints)

2. Massimo Firpo, Juan de Valdés e la Riforma nell'Italia del Cinquecento, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2016

 Textbooks for the students who choose to give the exam in English

1.  General History

M. E. Wiesner-Hanks, Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2013 (2nd edition)

2.  Monographic reading

D. McCulloch, Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700, New York, Viking, 2004 (and following editions)

Assessment

Oral exam. The exam can be given in English, if the students ask for it.

Notes

The lessons will be given in Italian; the written proof and the exam can be done in English. 

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