GLOBAL HISTORY AND NORTH AFRICA HISTORY

Academic Year 2016/2017 - 1° Year

Learning Objectives

  • GLOBAL HISTORY: METHODS THEMES APPROACHES
    The student must show to know the historical process of transnational connections between different societies. The student will be able to address the issue of globalization through the tools and methodologies of contemporary history. After completing this module, students will be able to develop analytical skills on the current processes of globalization.
  • HISTORY OF EURO-MEDITERRANEAN RELATIONS IN THE GLOBAL AGE
    The student will demonstrate knowledge of procedures historic relationship between Europe and the Mediterranean region. After completing this module, students will be able to develop analytical skills and develop draft study of historical processes relating to the relationship between Europe / West and the Mediterranean region, according to the tools and methodologies of contemporary history.
  • Global and North African History
    The first part of the course aims to analyse the processes of modernisation, colonisation and nationalism in North Africa by inscribing local specificities within global dynamics. Through the history of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries continuities and discontinuities will be highlighted in order to provide interpretative keys for contemporary phenomena.
  • Global and North African History
    The historical framework outlined in the second part aims to provide a long-term perspective in approaching problems related to the Arab-Islamic world.

Detailed Course Content

  • GLOBAL HISTORY: METHODS THEMES APPROACHES

    Global History - World History – Transnational History - Internationalism - International Relations, Global Institutions.

  • HISTORY OF EURO-MEDITERRANEAN RELATIONS IN THE GLOBAL AGE

    Empires - Imperialism - Decolonisation - Nationalism - Nation states –Politics and Religion – European Union Foreign Policy - Migration – Human Rights .

  • Global and North African History

    The first part of the course focuses on North African history since the French invasion of Egypt in 1798. Attention is given not only to European actors as agents of change but also to modernising rulers, Islamic reformism and national movements. As for the colonial experience, common features and territorial specificities will be investigated as well as its legacies.

  • Global and North African History

    The second part of the course focuses on the processes of independence and the following decades by investigating the persistence of a neocolonial relationship with the West, the economic policies (socialist and liberal), authoritarianism, pan-Arab and Islamist ideologies.


Textbook Information

  • Global and North African History

    Naylor, Phillip C. (2009), North Africa. A History from Antiquity to the Present, Austin: University of Texas Press (chapters 5-6-7).

  • Global and North African History

    Naylor, Phillip C. (2009), North Africa. A History from Antiquity to the Present, Austin: University of Texas Press (chapters 8-9).
    Lust, Ellen (ed.) (2011), The Middle East, Washington D.C.: CQ Press (chapters on Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt).