Academic Year 2020/2021 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Cinzia RECCA
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY
Taught classes: 36 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

To provide knowledge and understanding of Sicilian history in the early modern period (c.XVI-c.XIX).To provide knowledge and understanding of a diversity of topics, historiographical approaches, methods and theories associated with Sicilian modern history.To prepare the student for independent research.

Course Structure

The program will be structured be lectures and in-depth seminars. The focus will be History of Sicily between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It will also provides r the establishment of working groups and holding of seminars.

* If the course will be taught in blended or remote mode, necessary changes may be introduced with respect to what was stated previously, in order to comply with the planned and reported program in the syllabus

Detailed Course Content

History of Sicily between XVI and XIX centuries.

Depth study of the following issues:

- Dynaties and History of Royal Houses

- Origins and development of the Southern Question and the Concepts of Meridionalism

- The role of women in Sicilian society during early modern age

- Grand Tour

Textbook Information

Storia della Sicilia a cura di Benigno e Giarrizzo.

Monographic Readings

A. De Francesco, La palla al piede. Una storia del giudizio antimeridionale,Milano, Feltrinelli, 2012;

L.Scalisi. Da Palermo a Colonia Carlo Aragona Tagliavia e la questione delle Fiandre (1577-1580), Roma Viella, 2019

C.Recca, Sentimenti e politica. Il Diario inedito della regina Maria Carolina di Napoli, Milano FrancoAngeli, 2014;

C. Recca, Il controllo sul corpo sociale nella Sicilia della seconda metà del XVIII secolo