The final exam will be written and will last two hours: students will be asked to answer three questions related to the topics covered during the course. Final grade will be express in thirtieths (minimum 18/30 to pass).
The course is aimed at introducing students to the main events of the Early Modern European History (1492-1815) with a particular focus on the History of Venice from the first settlements in the lagoon to the end of the Republic in 1797.
History of the Republic of Venice from a political, social, economic and cultural point of view.
The following themes will be addressed: the origin of Venice; Venice and Byzantium; the main organs of government and the procedure for the election of the Doge; Venice vs Genoa (13th-14th centuries); the conquest of the mainland; Venice and the Ottoman Empire; the War of the League of Cambrai; the Battle of Lepanto; Venice vs Pope Paolo V; the Bedmar’s plot; Venice and the Thirteen Years’ War; Venice vs the Ottoman Empire: Cretan and Morean Wars; politics and reformations in the eighteenth-century Venice; Napoleon and Venice: the end of the Republic.
A. ZORZI, La Repubblica del leone, Bompiani, Milano, 2005 (or any other edition).
The course consistes in lectures with occasional use of PowerPoint presentations. Movies and documentaries on the History of Venice will be played during the course.