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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
MODERN PHILOLOGY
Course unit
HISTORY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES
LE07120484, A.A. 2012/13

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MODERN PHILOLOGY
LE0611, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2012/13
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Degree course track FILOLOGIA E CRITICA [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT 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 MARIA CRISTINA LA ROCCA M-STO/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE08120484 HISTORY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES MARIA CRISTINA LA ROCCA LE0607

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-STO/01 Mediaeval History 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year Student choice
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2012
End of activities 26/01/2013
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Commissione 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2018 LA ROCCA MARIA CRISTINA (Presidente)
VERONESE FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
DE ANGELIS GIANMARCO (Supplente)
5 Commissione 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 LA ROCCA MARIA CRISTINA (Presidente)
BETTI MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
VERONESE FRANCESCO (Supplente)
4 Commissione 2014/15 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 LA ROCCA MARIA CRISTINA (Presidente)
BETTI MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
VERONESE FRANCESCO (Supplente)
3 Commissione 2013/14 01/10/2013 30/09/2014 LA ROCCA MARIA CRISTINA (Presidente)
BETTI MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
VERONESE FRANCESCO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites:
Target skills and knowledge:: Master students will be trained on these different topics:
- analysis of early medieval letters (epistolae), their ancient models, their conservation during time, practices of writing and preserving.
- textual analysis of letters as polyfocal source.
- Historiography and recent research on epistulae
- Practical examples of analysis on individual corpora of letters.
Students will be trained in exhamining directly an individual type of source, going through the different stages of research.
Course unit contents: The course is divided in three sections: the first section exhamines early medieval letters as a source for historical research, showing their formal and textual characteristics. We will analyze the principal surving dossier of epistiae from the 6th to the 9th century, shoving their different models and functions. In the second part we will ehamine letters as sources for different themes: history of emotions, history of political languages, gender and family history. In the third part students will be trained in analyzing directly groups of letters.
Planned learning activities: The first part of the course will focus on the formal and textual features of epistolae, the characteristic of this source to act as a source in the balance between the public and private sphere. We will examine the practices of preparation and archival storage, textual tradition of the main corpus of letters from the sixth to the ninth century. Particular attention will be given to the development of royal and papal letters.
The second part of the course will discuss the epistolae as historical source, analyzing the results of recent research: as a source for the history of emotions, as a source for the history of political language, a source for the history of gender, family and of friendship networks. This part of the course will see the presentation of case studies of different authors.
The third part of the course will examine two corpora of letters: the epistolae Merovingicae and letters of Boniface, both relating to the middle of the eighth century. Text analysis will be conducted by students.
Textbooks: B. H. ROSENWEIN, Emotional communities in the Early Middle Ages. Cornell: Cornell University Press, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
A. PETRUCCI, Scrivere Lettere. Una storia plurimillenaria. Roma: LaTerza, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
A. RICCIARDI, Epistolario di Lupo di Ferrières. Intellettuali, relazioni culturali e politica nell'età di Carlo il Calvo. Spoleto: CISAM, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
S. GIOANNI, Ennode de Pavie. Lettres. Livres I, II- Livres III-IV. Paris: Belles Lettres, 2006. il secondo volume è del 2010
Teaching methods: The first part of the course consist of 20 hours of class teaching, the second part will consist in seminars with reading of texts by students and group discussion, the third will discuss the analysis of texts prepared by the students. The course will profit of specific interventions, by postdocs, phD students and scholars.
Assessment criteria: The course will conclude with an oral examination, which will focus on the topics discussed in class and on the written paper prepared by each student.
Further information: Per gli studenti non frequentanti, si richiede la preparazione di :
A. PETRUCCI, Scrivere lettere. Una storia plurimillenaria, Bari LaTerza 2008; A. RICCIARDI, L'epistolario di Lupo di Ferrières. Intellettuali, relazioni culturali e politica nell'età di Carlo il Calvo, Spoleto CISAM 2005; Ennode de Pavie. Lettres, livres I, II, Paris Belles lettres, introduzione di S. GIOANNI; B.H. ROSENWEIN, Emotional communities in the Early Middle Ages, Cornell University 2006.