HISTORY OF ITALY II

Course Information
TitleΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΙΤΑΛΙΑΣ ΙΙ / HISTORY OF ITALY II
CodeΛΠ0203
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID280005738

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600096318
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
NO
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to familiarise the students with modern Italian History (15th to 19th cent.) through a critical study of aspects of Italian society and culture. These topics are integrated with the broader framework of European developments which impact and define the course of the Italian peninsula. During the course the students come into contact with the relevant bibliography and use historical maps and other sourses of the period. As further motivation for more active participation, the course offers students the possibility to write papers on the examined topics and present them in class. The course uses the educational platform AUTh eClass (course code: ITL 120).
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course analyzes Italy's society and culture from the time of the great geographical discoveries of the 15th century and the foreign invasions, up to the emergence of nationalism and the creation of the independent Italian state (19th cent.). Here is an overview of the particular areas examined: Methodological issues in the study of modern Italian history; division in periods; historiographic approaches; sourses and tools of research. The great geographical discoveries: conditions and motives; the Italian contribution; economic and political consequences affecting the Italian states. French - Spanish competition for control of the Italian peninsula. Reformation and Counter-reformation: their impact on the social and cultural development of the peninsula. Italy during the era of European absolute monarchies: under Spanish rule (political and economic recession, social and cultural crisis). The scientific revolution in Europe (16th-18th cent.): sciences and culture in Italy. The formation of elements of national identity: how foreigners viewed the Italians. The Enlightenment, the enlightened monarchy, the reforms in Europe and in Italy. The French revolution. The Napoleonic rule. The Restoration. The impact of the French dominarion, the emergence of nationalisms and revolutions. The Italian nationalist movement (Risorgimento) and the process to the achievement of national unification. The creation of the independent Italian state (1861).
Keywords
History of Italy, Late Middle Ages, Renaissance, Early Modern Era.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
PC, internet, eClass, e-mail, electronic projector.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Seminars
Reading Assigment
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
The degree to which each student has met the requirements of the course is assessed by the following means: by his active participation in the class proceedings; by the writing of a paper and presenting and supporting it in class; alternatively, by sitting a two-and-a half-hour long written examination on the covered scientific material, including analysis of written sourses (old documents and maps).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Active participation (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
– Ψαράς Ι. Δ., Ιστορία της Νεότερης Ευρώπης, 1492-1815: Από την ανακάλυψη της Αμερικής ως το Συνέδριο της Βιέννης, Θεσσαλονίκη: Βάνιας, 2003. – Κολιόπουλος Ι. Σ., Νεότερη Ευρωπαϊκή Ιστορία, 1789-1945: Από τη Γαλλική Επανάσταση μέχρι τον Β΄ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο, Θεσσαλονίκη: Βάνιας, 2001.
Additional bibliography for study
– Πακέτο σημειώσεων στην ιταλική, που περιλαμβάνει μια ευσύνοπτη εισαγωγή στην Ιστορία της Ιταλίας, καθώς και επιλογή της κυριότερης βιβλιογραφίας. – Berstein S. – Milza P., Ιστορία της Ευρώπης, 2 τόμοι, μτφρ. Μ. Κοκολάκης, Αθήνα: Αλεξάνδρεια, 1997. – Burns E., Ευρωπαϊκή Ιστορία: Εισαγωγή στην Ιστορία και τον Πολιτισμό της νεότερης Ευρώπης, μτφρ. Τ. Δαρβέρης, Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο, 2006. – Davies N., Ιστορία της Ευρώπης, 2 τόμοι, μτφρ. Π. Μαρκέτου & Ι. Πεντάζου, Αθήνα: Νεφέλη, 2009-2010, κεφ. VII-X. – Wiesner-Hanks Μ. Ε., Πρώιμη Νεότερη Ευρώπη, 1450-1789, μτφρ. Ε. Καλογιάννη, Αθήνα: Ξιφαράς, 2008. – Milza P., Storia d’Italia dalla preistoria ai giorni nostri, Μιλάνο: Corbaccio, 2006. – Procacci G., Storia degli italiani, 2 τόμοι, Μπάρι-Ρώμη: Laterza, 2006. – Hanlon G., Storia dell’Italia Moderna, 1550-1800, Μπολώνια: il Mulino, 2002. – Casanova C., L’Italia Moderna. Temi e orientamenti storiografici, Ρώμη: Carocci, 2001. – Greco G., Cronologia dell’Italia Moderna, Ρώμη: Carocci, 2003. – Gramsci Α., Il Risorgimento, εισαγωγή Λ. Αξελός, μτφρ. Γ. Μαχαίρας, Αθήνα: Στοχαστής, 1987.
Last Update
19-12-2013