Medieval History II - LM
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-STO/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY
I sem Trento dal Sep 14, 2016 al Dec 23, 2016.
The aim of the course is to provide students with the skills to carry out individual research on Medieval History.
Specific learning outcomes:
- the social and political organisation in Europe betwenn the fifth and the tenth century;
- the historical debate about vassals, fiefs, oaths and duels in the early Middle ages;
- the role of honor in the early medieval society.
General learning outcomes
- develop skills in analysing a variety of types of primary sources;
- develop skills in analysing a variety of types of secundary sources;
- At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to produce a reasearch paper based on scientific literature or on primary sources about the role of the vassalls in the Medieval society.
Title: Vassals without feudalism. The course will specifically focus on the role of vassals in the Carolingian society. It will touch the following topics: the historical debate about feudalism from F. L. Ganshof e M. Bloch to Susan Reynolds; the role of vassals in the Carolingian world.
G. ALBERTONI, Vassalli, feudi, feudalesimo, Roma, Carocci, 2015.
A. BARBERO, Liberti, raccomandati, vassalli, Le clientele nell'età di Carlo Magno, in "Storica", n. 14, pp. 7-60.
DOSSIER OF SOURCES (only for attending students).
ONLY FOR NON ATTENDING STUDENTS:
B. S. BACHRACH, Early Carolingian Warfare. Prelude to Empire, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001, pp. 51-83.
Written paper and oral exam.
50%: questions on the general part of the course; 50% oral presentation and discussion of the assigned paper.
The paper will be emailed to the professor at least 3 days before the examination.