It's suggested a good knowledge of Modern History (academic course)
First, the course try to offer a more wide knowledge of European expansion in the other continents through the analysis of the more recent historiography.
The purpose is to retrieve and direct the knowledge of the general problems of the Economic History during the XIVth - XVIIIth century. To succeed in knowing, with the support of advanced books, the main topics concerning "protoglobalization" developing too knowledge capacity for undertake advanced studies in this field.
The course analyse the topic of European expansion between XV-XVIIIth cent. and the making of the European overseas empires in the long period. Special attention will be devoted to the more recent World History perspectives. Seminar includes some elements of post-colonial criticism, dwelling in particular on the topic of the meeting with the others and their diversity; on the changes and consequences in the ecological and cultural environment. Other topics will be studied such as: the making of the first “World economy”; times and consequences of the “Columbian Exchange” including the demographic collapse of the american natives and diffusion of the massive Atlantic slavery.
Glenn J. Ames, L'età delle scoperte geografiche. 1500-1700, Bologna, il Mulino, 2011; Charles H.Parker, Relazioni globali nell'età moderna. 1400-1800, Bologna, il Mulino, 2012
Lectures will be supported by audiovisual slides, by public analysis of sources and by workshop discussions
Examination will check informations acquired during the course. It will consist in a oral examination and in a presentation of a personal working paper
For working students: the same program of other students for the general bibliography; the working paper will be fixed in a personal way by professor