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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
MODERN PHILOLOGY
Course unit
SOCIAL HISTORY OF EARLY MODERN EUROPE
SUP7080219, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MODERN PHILOLOGY
IA1862, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track FRANCESISTICA E ITALIANISTICA [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOCIAL HISTORY OF EARLY MODERN EUROPE
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIOVANNI SILVANO M-STO/02

Mutuating
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP7078658 SOCIAL HISTORY OF EARLY MODERN EUROPE GIOVANNI SILVANO LE0607

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-STO/02 Modern History 3.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 3.0 21 54.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students interested in this course ought to know the main features of Modern European History.
Target skills and knowledge: Students are expected to know the modern European social history; in particular the long lasting features of the European social and economic history. Students shall be able to understand texts and documents dealing with such processes.
Examination methods: Students are ecpectd to pass an oral examination.
Assessment criteria: Students are evaluated on their ability to explaining some crucial turning points of such history. Presentations in class are evaluated and contribute to the final evaluation.
Course unit contents: The geographic discoveries and their social and economic impact on Europe; The social aspects of the Reformation and of the Counter Reformation; European Economy from Philip II to Louis XIV; The refeudalization; Enlightenment social and economic suggestions; The industrial revolution; From the American Revolution to the Napoleonic age: social and economic changes.
Themes to be focussed upon include:
The origin of globalization
Ancient Regime and inequality
Ecclesiastical property
Family features in European Modern Society
Poverty
Tax System
Welfare
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons, seminars and oral presentations.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Zamagni, Vera, Povertà e innovazioni istituzionali in Italia dal Medioevo ad oggia cura di Vera Zamagni. Bologna: Il mulino, 2000. Approfondire la parte riguardante la storia moderna Cerca nel catalogo
  • Huppert, George, Storia sociale dell'Europa moderna. Bologna: Il mulino, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Silvano, Giovanni, Il patrimonio dell’abbazia padovana di S. Maria di Praglia in età moderna (secoli xvi-xix). Palermo: Mediterranea-Ricerche Storiche, 2012. testo on line
  • Silvano, Giovanni, Società e terzo settore. La via italiana.. Bologna: Il mulino, 2011. Approfondire il saggio Origini e sviluppi del Terzo settore italiano pp. 13-77. Cerca nel catalogo