The course aims to give students chance of acquiring analytical skills in order to identify the many factors involved in the dynamics of historical processes and understand their interconnections. The students will also develop a research method and investigation abilities in order to discover the inner complexity of the present age in its historical depth; they will be educated on how to understand otherness disclosing in the study of human events that constitute historical development.
teacher profile | teaching materials


The main lines of Italy’s history from Risorgimento to the crisis of the 1980s and early 1990s. The module aims to tackle, with a reading of the long run, the most important issues in the history of Italy from Risorgimento to the crisis of the 1980s and early 1990s. Attention will be devoted to the features of the Italian political system and to the electoral events.

Core Documentation

Alberto M. Banti, Il Risorgimento italiano, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2004.
Aurelio Lepre e Claudia Petraccone, Storia d'Italia dall'Unità a oggi, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008.
Guido Formigoni, Storia essenziale dell'Italia Repubblicana, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2021.

Type of delivery of the course

The course includes lectures and discussions in presence with students.

Type of evaluation

Open-ended questions, but bound by a limited number of lines.