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The course aims to provide a basic knowledge of the history of the twentieth century and of the political, social and cultural transformations of the last hundred years. In particular, attention will be focused on the great events of the twentieth century and on the history of Italy from the liberal age up to fascism, the post-war period and the history of republican Italy. During the lessons the students will be called to intervene on the main topics of the lesson, on the links with the present, on the links between the individual themes and problems of contemporary history.

Contemporary history does not have an applicative nature. However, at the end of the course, the student will be able to move among the great themes of the twentieth century, managing to place them over time. He will then be able to evaluate the links between cause and effect, between the events of the past and contemporary reality, to distinguish new phenomena from facts and problems that are rooted in distant times.

the course involves the constant involvement of the students participating in the discussion at the end of each lesson. Films, documentaries and sources of different nature are part of the study material that will be analyzed and commented together. The aim is to stimulate and stimulate reflection, to teach public speaking, to strengthen one's own ideas through a correct exposition of one's own points of view.

The course has a seminar style. At the end of each lesson, students are invited to take action on what the teacher has to say. Therefore they are constantly stimulated to intervene. During the course there is a written exercise in class.

Given the setting of the course, students learn from the first lessons to carry out a bibliographic research in the historiographical field. Furthermore, the use of different sources allows them to access very different documents and materials.





Il programma prevede l'approfondimento di alcune tematiche della storia generale del Novecento.

Adopted texts

L'esame si svolgerà su tre testi: il manuale di storia contemporanea e altri due volumi. La conoscenza della storia contemporanea è condizione necessaria per il proseguimento dell'esame.

1) MANUALE DI STORIA GENERALE: A. Giardina, G. Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Storia dal 1900 ad oggi, Nuovi programmi, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2010 ristampa 2013. (I frequentanti possono sostenere la prova scritta in due esoneri da 15 domande nel corso del semestre. Tutti gli studenti possono sostenere la prova scritta sulla storia generale. Vedere riquadro modalità d'esame)


G. Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Storia contemporanea. Il novecento, Laterza, Roma- Bari, 2002 (e/o edizioni successive).

2) E. Gentile, M. Isnenghi et al., Novecento italiano, Roma Bari, Laterza, una edizione recente.

3) un libro a scelta dello studente fra i seguenti:

a) R. De Felice, Intervista sul fascismo, Roma Bari, Laterza, una edizione recente

b) G. Amendola, Intervista sull'antifascismo, Roma Bari Laterza, una edizione recente

c) A. Tarquini, Storia della cultura fascista, nuova edizione

Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
14/12/2020 24/01/2021 25/01/2021
10/12/2020 14/02/2021 15/02/2021
24/02/2021 28/03/2021 30/03/2021
16/03/2021 07/06/2021 08/06/2021
16/03/2021 19/06/2021 21/06/2021
16/03/2021 03/07/2021 06/07/2021
16/03/2021 04/09/2021 07/09/2021
17/09/2021 06/11/2021 09/11/2021
08/11/2021 14/01/2022 17/01/2022
Course sheet
  • Academic year: 2020/2021
  • Curriculum: Curriculum unico
  • Year: Second year
  • Semester: First semester
  • SSD: M-STO/04
  • CFU: 9
  • Attività formative di base
  • Ambito disciplinare: Discipline storico-antropologiche-filosofico-pedagogiche
  • Lecture (Hours): 72
  • CFU: 9.00
  • SSD: M-STO/04