Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year - Curriculum Servizi educativi territoriali e sviluppo sostenibile
Teaching Staff: Ermanno TAVIANI
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Taught classes: 36 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course will provide an understanding of the most important processes that have invested Italy in the post-World War Two age, deepening Contemporary Italy's (1943-2003) and the Italian Communist Party's History from its foundation to its dissolution in 1991.

Course Structure

Lectures with projection of audiovisual documents.

Detailed Course Content

Italian Political and Social History from the end of World War Two to today. 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. Italy in the eighties. The "seconda Repubblica". Contemporary IItaly's and the Italian Communist Party's History from the Foundation to its dissolution.

Textbook Information

A. Lepre, Storia della prima Repubblica. L'Italia dal 1943 al 2003, Il Mulino.

A. Vittoria, Storia del PCI 1921-1991, Carocci, Roma 2006.