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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE22108753, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

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 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MEDIEVAL HISTORY
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 FRANCESCO VERONESE

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-STO/01 Mediaeval History 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 Commissione 2018/19 01/06/2019 30/11/2019 VERONESE FRANCESCO (Presidente)

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of the essential facts of medieval history from the fifth to the fourteenth century. The course does not requires prerequisites.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide students with:
1. A solid knowledge of the most important problems of Medieval history and a broad panorama of the main political, social and cultural aspect from the 5 to the 14 century in Europe;
2. a basic knowledge of the most relevant historiographical debates;
3. To develop students skills in dealing with medieval written sources.
4. The ability to place events and historical phases of the Middle Ages in the correct chronological sequence with the identification of causal links that have caused the development of cultural, political and social processes between the 5th and 14th centuries.
Examination methods: The exam will be in oral form with the discussion of two or more topics discussed during the course. Specifically, the student will be asked to respond to issues related to both the history of the early and the late Middle Ages.
Assessment criteria: They will be evaluated:
1. knowledge of the topics covered in the course;
2. the ability to understand characters and peculiarities of the different phases of medieval history;
3. the ability to grasp the problematic links of the phenomena;
4. the ability to discuss about transversal and specific problems.
Course unit contents: The course is divided into three parts. First of all, we will examine the particular meaning with which the expression Middle Ages was born and developed over the centuries: this aspect is crucial for identifying, from time to time, the historical roots of many nineteenth-century interpretations, of a nationalist nature, which have for a long time conditioned research on the medieval age.
The second aspect dealt with will concern the lines of General History from the 5th to the 12th century. This is the most complex period of medieval history and one that, due to its intrinsic characteristics, is more revamped by recent historiography. Finally, the third aspect will concern a brief part of Diplomatics, that is to say the technique of analysis, dating and formalizing of public and private documents of the Middle Ages.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The is course is structured in a series of lectures, illustrated by slides to facilitate the understanding of the topics covered and to involve students and their active participation.
At the beginning of the year, a questionnaire will be presented to students with 60 questions to evaluate their basic preparation. The slides of the course will be available on the Moodle platform.
Attendance is strongly recommended.
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1. Texts and powerpoints presented in class will be available on the Moodle platform of the course. For students not attending the course, the program includes also G. Sergi,<<L'>>idea di Medioevo fra storia e senso comune (n. 2 list of texts)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)