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The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

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The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
1° semestre lezioni a Trento Sep 13, 2021 Dec 22, 2021
1 A Sep 27, 2021 Nov 6, 2021
1 B Nov 15, 2021 Jan 12, 2022
2° semestre lezioni a Trento Feb 14, 2022 May 27, 2022
2 A Feb 14, 2022 Mar 26, 2022
2 B Apr 4, 2022 Jun 4, 2022
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 10, 2022 Feb 12, 2022
Sessione d'esame estiva Jun 6, 2022 Jul 23, 2022
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 29, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione straordinaria (a.a. 2020/21) Mar 28, 2022 Apr 2, 2022
Sessione estiva Jul 11, 2022 Jul 16, 2022
Sessione autunnale Nov 7, 2022 Nov 12, 2022
Sessione straordinaria Mar 31, 2023 Apr 6, 2023
Period From To
Festività natalizie Dec 24, 2021 Jan 2, 2022
Festività pasquali Apr 15, 2022 Apr 19, 2022
Festività Santo Patrono di Verona May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022
Chiusura estiva Aug 15, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University.
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2° Year   activated in the A.Y. 2022/2023

Foreign language B2 level
Final exam
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activated in the A.Y. 2022/2023
Foreign language B2 level
Final exam

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1 B dal Nov 15, 2021 al Jan 12, 2022.

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Learning outcomes

Aims of the course and expected results
The final aim of this course, which is a part of the integrated course in Storia medievale, del Cristianesimo e delle chiese, is to make student comprehend the complexity of researching in history. This will allow students to acquire part of the useful tools, which will permit them to individually lead their own researches and/or autonomous investigations.
Moreover, the aim of this course is also to give students the following knowledge:
- general knowledge of the political and social organization in Europe between 5th and 15th century
- knowledge of the current historical debate on “Urban and rural communities in Italy under the Lombards and the Carolingians” and on “History and Memory in the Carolingian and post-Carolingian Period”
Through this course students should acquire the following abilities:
- capability of distinguish the different kind of medieval sources
- capability of autonomously analysing sources referred to the subject of this course
- capability of autonomously analysing essays in medieval history written in the mayor modern languages
- capability of autonomously writing papers on topics discussed in class or on topics next to the one discussed during the lectures.

- In order to follow the topics discussed in this course, a basic knowledge of the social and political history of the Middle Ages is preferred. Even if it not strictly necessary, a basic knowledge of Latin is welcomed: this will allow the reading and comprehending of the sources presented and discussed during the lectures. Latin sources will be translated and discussed by the lecturer.


The introductory lectures will focus on the historiographical debate on these topics, looking at the entire medieval period. After this first stage, in the following lectures the role of rural and urban communities in Lombard and Carolingian Italy will be analysed. A special attention will be devoted to central-northern Italy, thanks to dossiers of sources that will be analysed and discussed during lectures and that will be also available in PDF format. The third part of the course will be devoted to the cultural aspects and to the role played by some communities in this respect. Students will be asked to study and analyse original documents and further information will be given them in order to better understand their importance and their meaning. Some lectures might be thought by specialists from other universities; according to the pandemic situation, during the last teaching week before Christmas or immediately after the 6th of January, some excursions should take place. One trip will be devoted to Verona, where some monuments and the Capitular Library will be visited. A second trip will be devoted to Brescia and to some of its monuments (the museum of S. Giulia). A third trip should be devoted to Lucca and to ist archives. All practical aspects regarding the excursions will be discussed with those attending the first lectures: however, interested students are kindly asked to write an e-mail to the lecturer from the beginning of the new Academic year.

The course will be organized as a seminar and will be based on frontal lectures, class comments, laboratories and on the interpretation of recent historiographical works and of edited sources. After having acquired the historical and historiographical framework, during the second part of the course students will be asked to work autonomously on some sources or will be divided into small groups. Once learned how to use the edited sources, students will have again the opportunity to work on some of the sources that will be seen as originals during the didactical excursions. Finally, students could write short papers autonomously or in small groups on topics related to the excursions; the results can be presented during the different trips, according to the subject.

The general knowledge of Medieval History is absolutely necessary; it can be achieved through manuals or introductions to the study of Medieval History. To those who have a poor knowledge of the Middle Ages I suggest G. VITOLO, Medioevo. I caratteri originali di un’età di transizione, Milan, Sansoni, 2000; alternatively students can choose between the more recent books of G. Albertoni, S.M. Collavini, T. Lazzari, Bologna, il Mulino, 2020 (seconda edizione); A. Zorzi, Manuale di storia medievale, Novara, Utet, 2021 (seconda edizione); L. Provero, M. Vallerani, Storia medievale, Firenze, Lemonnier, 2016. For those who already have a good knowledge I recommend R. BORDONE, G. SERGI, Dieci secoli di medioevo, Turin, Einaudi, 2009. Students will also be asked to individually choose 7 chapters of the volume Storia Medievale, Rome, Donzelli, 1998.

Students are asked to choose two books among the following titles:
P. BROWN, Il riscatto dell’anima. Aldilà e ricchezza nel primo cristianesimo occidentale, Turin, Einaudi, 2016; S. GASPARRI, C. LA ROCCA, Tempi barbarici. L’Europa occidentale tra antichità e medioevo (300-900), Rome, Carocci, 2012; G. HALSALL, Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West (376-568), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007; P.J. GEARY, Il mito delle nazioni. Le origini medievali dell’Europa, Rome, Carocci, 2009; C. WICKHAM, L’eredità di Roma. Storia d’Europa dal 400 al 1000 d.C., Rome-Bari, Laterza, 2014; J.M.H. Smith, L’Europa dopo Roma, Una nuova storia culturale 500-1000, Bologna, il Mulino, 2008; M. MEIER, Giustiniano, Bologna, il Mulino, 2007; S. GASPARRI, Italia longobarda. Il regno, i Franchi, il papato, Rome-Bari, Laterza, 2012; S. COSENTINO, Storia dell’Italia bizantina (VI-XI secolo). Da Giustiniano ai Normanni, Bologna, Bononia University Press, 2008; P. CAMMAROSANO, Storia dell’Italia medievale. Dal VI all’XI secolo, Rome-Bari, Laterza, 2001; P. CAMMAROSANO, Nobili e re. L’Italia politica dell’alto medioevo, Bari, Laterza, 1999; R. MCKITTERICK, History and Memory in the Carolingian World, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2004; R. MCKITTERICK, Charlemagne. The formation of a European Identity, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008; A. BARBERO, Carlo Magno Un padre dell’Europa, Rome-Bari, Laterza, 2000; T. LAZZARI, Le donne nell’alto Medioevo, Milan-Turin, Bruno Mondadori, 2010; M. COSTAMBEYS, M. INNES, S. MACLEAN, The Carolingian World, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011; S. PATZOLD, C. van RHIJN (eds.), Men in the Middle. Local Priests in early Medieval Europe, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2016; S. GASPARRI, Voci dai secoli oscuri. Un percorso nelle fonti dell’alto medioevo, Rome, Carocci, 2017; H. KELLER, Gli Ottoni. Una dinastia imperiale fra Europa e Italia (secc. X e XI), Rome, Carocci, 2012; A.A. SETTIA, Castelli medievali, Bologna, il Mulino, 2017; L. PROVERO, L’Italia dei poteri locali. Secoli X-XII, Roma, Carocci, 1998; G. ALBERTONI, L. PROVERO, Il feudalesimo in Italia, Rome, Carocci, 2003; N. D’ACUNTO, ‪L'età dell'obbedienza‬: ‪papato, impero e poteri locali nel secolo XI, Naples, Liguori, 2007; G. ALBERTONI, Vassalli, feudi, feudalesimo, Rome, Carocci, 2015; C. WICKHAM, Sonnambuli verso un nuovo mondo. L’affermazione dei comuni italiani nel XII secolo, Rome, Viella, 2017; A. AUGENTI, Archeologia dell’Italia medievale, Rome-Bari, Laterza, 2016; G. SERGI, Antidoti all’abuso della storia. Medioevo, medievisti, smentite, Naples, Liguori, 2010; C. WICKHAM, L’Europa nel Medioevo, Roma, Carocci, 2020; N. D’ACUNTO, La lotta per le investiture. Una rivoluzione medievale (998-1122), Roma, Carocci, 2020; L. PROVERO, Contadini e potere nel Medioevo, Roma, Carocci, 2020; G. MELVILLE, Le comunità religiose nel Medioevo. Storia e modelli di vita, a cura di N. D’Acunto, Brescia, Morcelliana, 2020; B. ZELLER, C. WEST, F. TINTI, M. STOFFELLA, N. SCHRÖDER, C. van RHIJN, S. PATZOLD, T. KOHL, W. DAVIES, M. CZOCK, Neighbours and Strangers. Local societies in early medieval Europe, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2020.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Students are asked to choose THREE books among the list.

DOSSIER OF SOURCES: They will be distributed by the lecturer as printed copies, per e-mail or in the Moodle.
READING OF ESSAIS OR ANALYSIS OF A CORPUS OF SOURCE FOR THE WRITING OF A PAPER: students are encouraged writing an essay individually or in small groups in order to further deepen topics discussed during lectures. The writing of an assay substitutes one of the mandatory readings of essays. Further bibliographical information will be given during the first lectures; students not attending lectures can receive information during the office hours or per e-mail.


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Examination Methods

The target of the final oral exam is to verify the achievement level of the final aim of this course. The oral exam will be divided into two parts: in the first part students will be asked to answer to general questions on the main topics of the Middle Ages, on the topics discussed during lectures or on topics acquired through books that might substitute the missed lectures. If the first part will be successfully concluded, in the second part questions will be asked on the books chosen by students; alternatively, students will present and discuss a paper (max. 10 pages = 20.000 signs) on a topic that will be decided in advance together with the lecturer. The paper must be sent to the lecturer at least three working days before the exam. Depending on the quality and the length of the paper, it will partially or totally substitute one of the individually chosen books. The final evaluation of the course in Medieval History won’t be registered until both results of the integrated course, formed by the average marks of the two parts. The final mark can be registered only by Prof Maria Clara Rossi once the 12 cfu will be acquired and the recording booked by Prof Rossi’s course.

Further information
The attendance of lectures is welcomed. Students not attending lectures will be asked to write an e-mail or to meet the lecturer before exams in order to avoid misunderstandings and/or to choose the topic of their paper.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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The University of Verona, through a network of agreements with foreign universities, offers international courses that enable students to gain a Double/Joint degree at the time of graduation. Indeed, students enrolled in a Double/Joint degree programme will be able to obtain both the degree of the University of Verona and the degree issued by the Partner University abroad - where they are expected to attend part of the programme -, in the time it normally takes to gain a common Master’s degree. The institutions concerned shall ensure that both degrees are recognised in the two countries.

Places on these programmes are limited, and admissions and any applicable grants are subject to applicants being selected in a specific Call for applications.

The latest Call for applications for Double/Joint Degrees at the University of Verona is available now!


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