M-STO/04 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

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Learning Objectives

The course will provide an understanding of the most important processes that have invested Italy in the post-World War Two age, with special emphasis on the Sixties and the Seventies. It will provide also an understanding of italian contemporary history as a part of a global history. The 1977 Movement.

Detailed Course Content

Italian Political and Social History from the end of World War Two to the 1980s. The italian case in the Reconstruction of Western Europe. The Cold War History. The 1950s and 1960s: the Economic Boom, the emergence of the consumer society, the “centro-sinistra”. The 1968/1969 Italian student and worker movement. The “Strategy of tension”. The 1973 oil crisis and its consequences. The “Italian crisis”. The Italian Communist Party and the Compromesso storico Strategy. The 1977 Movement. The turning point of 1977-1980. The Aldo Moro murder case.

Textbook Information

G. Crainz, Il paese mancato, Donzelli, Roma 2003.

L. Falciola, Il movimento del 1977, in Italia, Carocci, Roma 2016.


F. Lussana, Il movimento femminista in Italia, Carocci, Roma 2012.

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