Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
The course aims at providing basic information on Italian history from 1776 onwards. Peculiar historical turning points will be analyzed in a wider contest including European and over-European events.
The course aims at - leading students to achieve, besides basic notions, the comprehension of general political and strategic international situations; - to recognize the origin of political choices in the past as well in present times; - to act with a sounder understanding in present-day world.
Following a chronological line, the course will examine the different social, political and economical sides of the analyzed period. The comparison with the situation of other countries will allow the students to place the Italian ‘case’ in a wider contest and to carry out comparisons and evaluations of the choices in international politics.
The monographic course will concern the history of Fascism, and particularly the way the dictatorship involves women in the propaganda of its ideas through the creation of a number of female organizations inside the PNF.
The knowledge of general history is required from 1776.
G.Sabbatucci – V.Vidotto, Storia contemporanea, Ottocento e Novecento, 2 voll., ed. Laterza.
Helga Dittrich-Johansen, Le «militi dell’idea». Storia delle organizzazioni femminili del Partito Nazionale Fascista, Olschki, Firenze 2002.
Further reading could include:
V. De Grazia, Le donne nel regime fascista, Marsilio 2007.
The reading of this text is not compulsory.
Written admission test concerning only the general program of the textbook; oral test on the monographic course.
The exam (general part + monographic course) is to be carried out in the same examination session. No extraordinary examination session will be held in the months of November and April.