CULTURE AND POLITICAL LANGUAGES IN THE MIDDLE AGES
- Assessment methods
- Learning objectives
- Teaching methods
A knowledge of medieval history at high school level.
Oral exam, typically articulated on two questions.
Course description and learning objectives
The course aims at providing a general but not superficial knowledge of the main political theories, as well as of political languages and modes of communication particularly during the High and Late Middle Ages. Within the mainframe of a syllabus in the philosophy and history of communication, this course focuses on the understanding of political communication and social sciences as they took shape at the roots of modern Western civilization. In this perspective, students will acquire: 1) a fairly good knowledge of the main political and social idea during the High and Late Middle Ages, as well as of techniques and modes of political communication, 2) the exact terminology in which they were formulated and in which they should be described, 3) the skills to make critical appraisals and links.
An oral exam will verify not just what the student has learned but his personal and critical tasks as well. The vote will reflect both the correctness of the answers (60 %) and communication skills of the student, particularly his ability to adequately motivate his affirmations, analyses and critical assessments (40%). Therefore, will be evaluated the knowledge he has acquired, the correctness of his terminology, his ability to make links and critical assessments.
1 The tradition of the church
2 Rediscovering imperial sovereignity
3 Genesis of papal monarchy
4 The birth of national monarchies
5 Evolutions of imperial power (13th-14th centuries)
6 Consolidating the papal monarchy
7 The king's powers
8 Italian city states
M. Conetti - R. Lambertini, Il potere al plurale, to be published soon
It is possible to reach the teacher at his institutional e mail address.