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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE19108769, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0604, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MODERN HISTORY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
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
Core courses M-STO/02 Modern History 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd 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
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Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2019 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 SILVANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
FOCARDI GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
4 2018 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 SILVANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
FEOLA VITTORIA (Membro Effettivo)
FOCARDI GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Students with no prior knowledge of early modern history may take the course.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide:
1) knowledge of the main events and processes that characterize modern history (XVI-XIX centuries);
2) knowledge of the 'constitutional' documents founding modernity;
3) the ability to place events and historical phases of the modern age in the correct chronological sequence and to be able to identify the causal links that favored the development of political, cultural, religious and social processes between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries;
4) the ability to identify the historical origins of current debates on human rights.
Examination methods: The first exam session is written or oral. The following are oral exams.
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 the main themes of modern history.
geographical discoveries;
ancient regime society;
political and religious conflicts in Europe until 1648;
English revolutions;
France and Europe of Louis XIV;
Spanish, Polish and Austrian successions;
enlightenment and reforms;
American Revolution;
Industrial Revolution;
French Revolution;
Napoleonic age.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures alternate with moments of deepening study whose responsibility falls on the students and the teacher.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Silvano, Giovanni, <<La >>republica de' vinizianiricerche sul repubblicanesimo veneziano in età modernaGiovanni Silvano. [Firenze]: L. S. Olschki, 1993.
  • Spini, Giorgio; Verga, Marcello, Storia modernaGiorgio Spinia cura di Marcello Verga. Torino: UTET, 2016.