GLOBAL HISTORY, THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Anno accademico 2018/2019 - 1° anno

Obiettivi formativi

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    Students will acquire approaches, methods and contents of global history. They will be able to situate the history of the Middle East in relation to Europe and to apprehend the internal dynamics of development

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Students will acquire approaches, methods and contents of global history. They will be able to situate the history of the Middle East in relation to Europe and to apprehend the internal dynamics of development


Modalità di svolgimento dell'insegnamento

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    LF/P

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Il corso prevede lezioni frontali con uso di materiale iconografico, cartografico, video e documentario, nonché presentazioni di paper da parte degli studenti.


Prerequisiti richiesti

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    No

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Conoscenze storiche e geografiche di base del Nord Africa e del Medio Oriente, nonchè elementi introduttivi sull'islam necessari a inquadrare i processi esaminati.


Frequenza lezioni

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    Monday- Tuesday-Wendsday 12,00/14,00

    Compulsory attendance.

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Obbligatoria


Contenuti del corso

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    Global History - World History – Transnational History - Internationalism - International Relations, Global Institutions. Empires - Imperialism - Decolonisation - Nationalism - Nation states –Politics and Religion – European Union Foreign Policy - Migration – Human Rights .

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Il corso ripercorre le principali tappe della storia del Medio Oriente e del Nord Africa dall'invasione francese dell'Egitto (1798) alla fine del XX secolo. Gli sviluppi a livello locale e regionale saranno messi in relazione ai processi globali e i principali temi trattati saranno la "modernizzazione difensiva", l'imperialismo, le lotte di liberazione nazionale, la costruzione dello Stato-nazione e i conflitti contemporanei. Particolare attenzione sarà rivolta alle ideologie politiche come modernismo, panarabismo, islamismo, socialismo.


Testi di riferimento

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    Norman Lowe, Mastering Modern World History, Palgrave Master Series, New York 2013, 5th edition.

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    James L. Gelvin, The Modern Middle East. A History, New York-Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011 (3rd edition).


Programmazione del corso

GLOBAL HISTORY
 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1WHAT IS GLOBAL HISTORYSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
2TRANSNATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL HISTORYSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
3COMPARATIVE HISTORY Selection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
4THE PROBLEM OF WORLD ORDERSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
5AFTER I WORLD WAR: LEAGUE OF NATIONSSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
6EMPIRES AND NEW IMPERIALISMSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
7THE MANDATE SYSTEMSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
8SELF DETERMINATION AND INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
9THE STRUGGLE OVER SOVEREGNITYSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
10LEGITIMATION CRISIS WORLD ORDERSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
11STATEHOOD AND DECOLONIZATIONSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
12THE ORGANIZATION OF UNITED NATIONSelection of chapters and scientific journal articles 
THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1The advent of the modern age 
2The process of modernisation in the 19th century 
3Constitutionalism 
4Imperialism 
5WWI and the Middle East state system 
6National movements 
7The process of state and nation building 
8The birth of modern Turkey 
9The Arab-Israeli conflict 
10Islamism and the Muslim Brotherhood 
11Nasser's regime and ideology (Socialism, Pan-Arabism, anti-imperialism) 
12Libya from Idris to Qadhafi 
13Neocolonialism and anti-imperialist polices 
14The Iranian Revolution 
15Sadat's Egypt 

VERIFICA DELL'APPRENDIMENTO

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    Oral Exams, presentations, written papers.

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Assessment will be based on students’ attendance, paper presentation, and participation in class debates. The final exam will also count towards overall assessment.


Esempi di domande e/o esercizi frequenti

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    Questions will be related to the topics of the course with specific attention to the methodogical approaches of Global History.

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    What did the nationalisation of the Suez Canal in 1956 represent for the Middle East and Western Powers?

    Describe the main measures implemented by neo-independent states in order to get rid of European influence.

    When did political Islam emerge in the Muslim world? What are the internal and international causes that contributed to its rise? What are its main trends?