a.a.: 2021/2022 - anno di corso: 1
Settore M-STO/02 - CFU 9 - Semestre II - Codice 10595603
Note insegnamento: Modulo EARLY MODERN HISTORY (6 cfu)
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This course will discuss the most relevant developments and turning points in “Western” history from the Renaissance to the Age of Napoleon. We will challenge traditional Early Modern Historiographical categories, spaces and chronologies by working from a global perspective. 
The course will present events and topics on a chronological path. We will question in order: the Renaissance; geographical “discoveries” and the building of Iberian Empires; Reformations; Wars of Religion and Continental Civil Wars; Christian-Islamic interactions in the Mediterranean spaces and in non European areas;  18th century crisis; Politic, Economic and Cultural global challenges; Absolutist States and Mercantilist States; English Revolutions; Scientific Revolution; Wars and the Balance of Power from within and without Europe; the Enlightenment; new models of production and the first industrialization; the Age of Revolutions, from American Independence to the French Revolution; The Age of Napoleon and the opening of a new Era. 
Students will be encouraged to actively participate to the course and to discuss collectively issues on the Reformations in a global perspective in the "Laboratory" : we will move from the book  by Nicholas Terpstra and from the short selection of dedicated essays to shade light on the mobility of people, things and ideas in a time of political, social, religious and cultural transformations on a global scale.   
Programma inglese

The course aims to provide knowledge and understanding of the methodological, critical and applicable aspects of the Discipline; it proposes general questions and specific perspectives by focusing on their interactions on a global scale; it shows the variability of fields of interest; it enables the student to master the specific topics in order to use them and apply them in other fields of study while using the correct specific language. With the acquired knowledge the student will be able to develop autonomous ability of connections with other disciplines in the various historical epochs and cultural contexts. 
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Descrizione valutazione
Rich text editor, valutazione_m, press ALT 0 for help. The oral exam will address all the topics of the course. Be ready to answer on general history and to discuss Terpstra's book and the 4 essays included in the bibliography.
Anthony Grafton, David A. Bell (2018). The West. A new history (WW Norton):
Only chapters: 10-18
- Nicholas Terpstra(2015). Religious Refugees in the Early Modern World: An Alternative History of the Reformation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Essays (all available on classroom:

Bertrand R. (2019), Where the Devil Stands: A Microhistorical Reading of Empires as Multiple Moral Worlds (Manila–Mexico, 1577–1580), Past & Present, Volume 242, Issue Supplement_14, November 2019, Pages 83–109,
de Vivo, F. (2019), Microhistories of Long-Distance Information: Space, Movement and Agency in the Early Modern News, Past & Present, Volume 242, Issue Supplement_14, November 2019, Pages 179–214,
Ireton, C. (2020). Black Africans’ Freedom Litigation Suits to Define Just War and Just Slavery in the Early Spanish Empire. Renaissance Quarterly, 73(4), 1277-1319. doi:10.1017/rqx.2020.219
Rublack, U. (2021), Befeathering the European: The Matter of Feathers in the Material Renaissance, The American Historical Review, Volume 126, Issue 1, March 2021, Pages 19- 53,
I strongly suggest to attend the course “Methodology” before the beginning of all classes on General History.
Please note that to take the exam on Early Modern History, students should have passed the qualifying exam on Methodology. 

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II NB: Attending students should register by February 28 and participate on a regular basis to classes. 
Orario Lezioni
Martedì 8.00 - 11.00 (CU003 Aula A Chabod ex Storia Mod. e Contemp. - III PIANO)
Mercoledì 8.00 - 11.00 (CU003 Aula A Chabod ex Storia Mod. e Contemp. - III PIANO)
Giovedì 8.00 - 11.00 (CU003 Aula A Chabod ex Storia Mod. e Contemp. - III PIANO)
Inizio lezioni: Martedì 1 Marzo 2022

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