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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP6075217, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0600, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORY OF THE RENAISSANCE
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge GIOVANNI SILVANO M-STO/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-STO/02 Modern History 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 SILVANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
FEOLA VITTORIA (Membro Effettivo)
1 Commissione 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 SILVANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
FEOLA VITTORIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Students with no prior knowledge of early modern history may take the course.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to:
1) foster students' knowledge of the main events and processes of the Renaissance (15th-17th centuries);
2) enlighten the profiles of Renaissance Europe;
3) develop the ability to situate events and conjunctures in the longue durée of Modern Age;
4) develop the ability to identify the relations that made the development of political, religious, artistic and social processes in the Renaissance possible.
Examination methods: The first exam session is a written or oral exam.
Any other exam session is oral.
Assessment criteria: It will be evaluated:
1) knowledge of the topics covered in the course;
2) knowledge and understanding of the proposed concepts and methods;
3) the ability to apply this knowledge autonomously and knowingly;
4) logical-argumentative abilities, that is the relevance of answers with respect to questions, the ability to construct one's own pertinent, clear, effective and personal critical discourse.
Course unit contents: The course will focus on:
1) events and conjunctures from XVth to XVII century;
2) main features of Renissance Europe;
3) origins and definitions of the Renaissance;
4) political thought, religion, art and social life.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons go along with discussion groups which stimulate the student active contribution. In such a way it is easier to reach the learning outcomes expected.
Additional notes about suggested reading: N/A.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Burke, Peter, <<Il >>Rinascimento europeo. Centri e periferiePeter Burke. Roma \etc.!: Laterza, 1999. edizione elettronica 2019 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Silvano, Giovanni, <<La >>republica de' viniziani ricerche sul repubblicanesimo veneziano in età moderna Giovanni Silvano. [Firenze]: L. S. Olschki, 1993. Cerca nel catalogo