Academic Year 2016/2017 - 3° Year
Teaching Staff: Ermanno TAVIANI
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Taught classes: 54 hours
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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 the Worl War I's History in a global perspective.

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.

Textbook Information

A. M. Banti, L’età contemporanea. Dalle rivoluzioni settecentesche all’imperialismo, Laterza, Roma-Bari edizione 2009 e sgg. From chapter 14 to chapter 25 (included).

A. M. Banti, L’età contemporanea. Dalla Grande guerra a oggi, Laterza, Roma-Bari edizione 2009 e sgg.

I. W. Beckett, La prima guerra mondiale. Dodici punti di svolta, Einaudi, Torino 2013;

E. Gentile, Storia illustrata della prima guerra mondiale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2014