Academic Year 2020/2021 - 3° Year
Teaching Staff: Ermanno TAVIANI
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Taught classes: 54 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

This course will provide you an understanding of the historical roots of today’s most critical cultural, political and social issues, as a part of a global history. Besides, it twill deepen History of Holocaust.

Course Structure

Lectures with projection of audiovisual documents. Attending students will carry out an ongoing test.

Detailed Course Content

Italian, European and World History from 1860 to the present. The great issues of contemporary history from the “Age of Revolutions” to the globalization age. The Nation-State: Germany and Italy. Nationalism and Imperialism. Industrialisation and political change 1870-1914. The World War I. Postwar and revolution. Fascism and communism. The 1929 crisis and his consequences. The World War Two. The Cold War. The “Golden Age”. The Cultural and Social Revolution. Welfare State and citizenship. The European integration. From the Oil Crisis to 1989. The fall of the Berlin wall and it’s consequences. Changes and conflicts in a global world. Historical research methods.

The Holocaust.

Textbook Information

Monina, Motta, Pavone, Taviani, Processo storico, vol. 2, Dalla fine del Seicento alla fine dell'Ottocento, Loescher, Torino 2017, dal Capitolo 14 al Capitolo 17 (compresi).

Monina, Motta, Pavone, Taviani, Processo storico, vol. 3, Dal Novecento a oggi, Loescher, Torino 2017.

In the textbook the texts of the chapters, boxes and the insights included in the pages of each chapter are to be studied (Interpretare le fonti, Storia della cultura, Storia della società, Ingrandimenti, ecc.) and the insights on the films (Dalla storia alle storie). On the other hand, it is not necessary to study all the texts between chapter and chapter or at the end of the Unità (Organizzare le informazioni, Visualizzare le informazioni, Confrontare le interpretazioni, Verificare le conoscenze, Laboratorio delle competenze, Simulazione dell'esame di Stato, Essere Cittadini, ecc.).

L. Rees, L'Olocausto. Una nuova storia, Einaudi, Torino 2017.

P. Levi, I sommersi e i salvati, Einaudi, Torino (ne esitono varie edizioni).

The following films are highly recommended: Schindlers List, Train de vie, Il pianista, Il Giardino dei Finzi contini, Shoah.