M-STO/02 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

To acquire a basic knolowdge of main events of modern history between 1492 and 1870 with special attention to the relationship between feodalism and the birth of the modern states.

Course Structure

Frontal lecture

Detailed Course Content

Modulo A:

The general history with particular attention to the most meaningful moments:

The geographical discoveries;

Renaissance and modern State;

The Protestant Reform in Europe of the XVI century;

“Controriforma” and Catholic Reform;

The crisis of the XVII century;

The Enlightenment in Europe

The industrial revolution;

The American revolution;

The French revolution;

The Napoleonic empire.

Modulo B:

Feodalism and birth of the modern states

Textbook Information

Modulo A

- Aurelio Musi, Le vie della modernità, Milano, Sansoni, 2001 (pp. 400 circa).

Modulo B

- Carmen Salvo, Dalla spada alla fede. Storia di una famiglia feudale: gli Spatafora (secoli XIII-XVI), Acireale-Roma, Bonanno, 2009 (pp. 200 circa)


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