Medieval History LM. Advanced Course – Mod. B – 2023-2024

Teacher: Prof. Sandro Carocci
CFU: 6
Course code: 804002394 (12 CFU exam = Mod. A + Mod. B); 804002390 (Mod. B, 6 CFU)
Degree: Master’s Degree “Scienze della Storia e del documento”
Course delivery modalities: In-presence
Language: Italian
Attendance: Optional
Assessment method: Oral exam
Period: 2st  term
Starting day: 22 February 2023
Class hours
Tuesday, 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m., T27
Wednesday, 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m., P2
Thursday, 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m., T21
Medieval Rome
Long neglected, the history of Rome during the XII-XIV centuries, the golden age of the Urbs, is now a success topic. The course presents the latest findings of the researches: what was the material aspect of medieval Rome? What do we know about the ruling classes? How was political life organized? What economic activities took place within its walls? What do we know of the area surrounding the city of Rome? And finally, what relationships joined the Romans of the Middle Ages to the ancient world?
Text books:
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Educational goals and expected learning outcomes:
A) Learning outcomes, Knowledge and understanding, Potential for Application: Students will acquire an in depth knowledge of the topics covered treated during the lectures. They will also gain familiarity with the methodology of historical research, in order to effectively pursue their studies and spend the acquired skills in research, teaching, publishing or science communication.
B) Self-Assessment: Students will be invited to enhance their self-assessment ability, both during the course and the exam.
C) Communication Skills: Active participation of students will be encouraged throughout the course, in order to improve their communication skills.
Methods and criteria for verifying the learning:
Oral exam The exam will be conducted orally and will assess the student’s command of the material studied in the course. The student will be assessed according to his/her ability to present and critically discuss the topics raised, making use of the exam bibliography and the course tools provided. Top marks (28-30L) will be awarded to students displaying: an excellent command of the topic, a critical approach to the material, a confident and effective use of the appropriate terminology. Average marks (25-27) will be awarded to students who are able to summarise the relevant topics, but are not familiar with historiographical and historical debates, nor display a full command of the appropriate terminology. Low marks (18-24) will be awarded to students displaying a patchy knowledge of the relevant topics and do not command the appropriate terminology. A student will be deemed to have failed the exam if he displays significant errors in his understanding and failure to grasp the overall outlines of the subject, together with a poor command of the appropriate terminology .
Teaching methods:
Lectures and students’ oral presentations. During the lectures written material and iconographic sources will be presented and commented, to propose an approach to methods of historical research, with particular reference to medieval history.
Attendance modalities:
Lectures and students’ oral presentations.