History and culture of mongolia
a.a.: 2021/2022 - anno di corso: 2
Settore L-OR/23 - CFU 6 - Semestre I - Codice 10589776
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Il programma si articola in moduli che affrontano specifici periodi o temi della storia mongola:
- Le società nomadi
- Introduzione alla lingua mongola
- L’ascesa dei mongoli: Genghis Khan
- La creazione dell’Impero mongolo
- I mongoli e la Cina
- Il buddhismo mongolo
- I mongoli dopo gli Yuan (epoche Ming e Qing)
- Tentativi di autonomia
Per ogni modulo verranno indicate letture integrative.
Programma inglese
The syllabus is divided into modules that deal with specific periods or themes of Mongolian history:
- Nomadic societies
- Introduction to the Mongolian language
- The rise of the Mongols: Genghis Khan
- The creation of the Mongol Empire
- Mongols and China
- Mongolian Buddhism
- The Mongols after the Yuan (Ming and Qing period)
- Autonomy attempts
For each module, additional readings will be suggested.
General objectives: The course of History and Culture of Mongolia aims to provide students with an overview of the history of Mongolia, starting with the rise of Mongolian power up to the birth of the Mongolian People's Republic. A quick  overview of the populations that preceded the Mongols will be also given. During the course, aspects of culture and nomadic society will be analyzed with particular emphasis on the socio-economic implications, favoring an interdisciplinary approach and the critical use of the sources. Particular attention will be given to the historical and cultural relationships with neighboring countries, in particular with China and  other Central Asian countries, deepening the methods of interaction and mutual influence. An overview of Mongolian language as well as the relations with the West will finally allow us to better delineate the essential features of Mongolian civilization. In addition to lectures, students will be asked to produce presentations (in ppt) or term papers on specific topics agreed with the teacher in order to deepen themes and encourage the production and processing of the concepts acquired.
Specific objectives: At the end of the course the student has acquired the essential features of the political and economic history as well as of social and cultural aspects of the Mongols from their emergence up to the establishment of the People's Republic of Mongolia- At the same time he has acquired the knowledge of the interrelations and connections between them and the countries with which they came into contact, in order to make him able to correctly deal with the study of other related subjects. He is aware of the historical methodologies and the main themes and problems of Mongolian history. He is able to deal with historical and cultural themes related to the country in an original and autonomous way. Through the preparation of presentations (ppt) or term papers agreed and supervised by the teacher, he develops the ability to explain and communicate the contents learned and to make valid judgments in the historical field.
Descrizione valutazione
La modalità di valutazione prevede una prova orale sugli argomenti dei moduli. Verranno valutate le conoscenze acquisite, come anche la capacità di formulare giudizi e analisi storiche, verranno valutati altresì elaborati in ppt, book reports, e book review (600 parole) presentati durante il corso.

The evaluation modality foresees an oral test on the topics of the modules. The acquired knowledge will be evaluated, as well as the ability to formulate historical judgments and analysis, any presentation in ppt, book reports, e book review (600 words) presented during the course will be also evaluated.
May, Timothy Michael, The Mongol Conquests in World History. Reaktion Books, 2013.
Bold, Bat-Ochir. Mongolian Nomadic Society A Reconstruction of the 'Medieval' History of Mongolia. Routledge, 2013.
Di Cosmo, Nicola, Allen J. Frank, and Peter B. Golden. The Cambridge History of Medieval Inner Asia: The Chinggisid Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, cap. 9, pp. 157-181.
Adle, C., Irfan Habib, and K. M. Baĭpakov. History of Civilizations in Central Asia. V.5 Development in Contrast : from the Sixteenth to the Mid-Nineteenth Century  New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publications, 2008, pp. 141-172, 209-224.
Orario Lezioni
Giovedì 9.00 - 11.00 (RM021 Laboratorio 3 - III PIANO)
Venerdì' 13.00 - 15.00 (RM021 Aula 104 - I PIANO)
Inizio lezioni: Martedì 28 Settembre 2021

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