21810140 - HISTORY OF THE BUILDING OF NATIONAL STATES IN THE XIX CENTURY

The main areas of interests of this course are the Italian peninsula, the German world and Central Europe. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of how, in the course of the Nineteenth Century, large areas of Europe have experienced a decisive process of political aggregation, dominated by the concept of nation-state.

D'ALESSANDRI ANTONIO

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Mutuazione: 21810140 STORIA DELLA FORMAZIONE DEGLI STATI NAZIONALI NEL XIX SECOLO in Scienze politiche e relazioni internazionali L-36 D'ALESSANDRI ANTONIO

Programme

The course provides the critical notions and tools for the study of the political history of the so-called "century of nationalities", indispensable for the understanding of contemporary Europe. It illustrates the establishment or reconstitution of the nation states in Central and Eastern Europe and the unification process of Germany and Italy. The analysis will embrace the whole "long nineteenth century" (from the French Revolution to the outbreak of the First World War).
Particular attention will be paid to the analysis of the revolutions of 1848, as well as to their premises and consequences. Necessary introduction to this analysis will be the discussion of the movements of "national rebirth" of a good part of the European peoples. Finally, the unification of Germany and Italy and the establishment of national states in Central and Eastern Europe will be addressed following the progressive crisis and then the collapse of the system of the great multiethnic empires (Austrian, Russian and Ottoman). The use of a comparative method will be continuous in order to find out common features of several national histories but also the peculiarities that differentiate them.

Core Documentation

Students attending classes:
- Derek Beales – Eugenio Biagini, Il Risorgimento e l’unificazione dell’Italia, Bologna, il Mulino, 2005
- John Breuilly, La formazione dello Stato nazionale tedesco, Bologna, il Mulino, 2004
- Essays provided during classes

Students not attending classes:
- Derek Beales – Eugenio Biagini, Il Risorgimento e l’unificazione dell’Italia, Bologna, il Mulino, 2005
- John Breuilly, La formazione dello Stato nazionale tedesco, Bologna, il Mulino, 2004
- Antonio D’Alessandri, Sulle vie dell’esilio. I rivoluzionari romeni dopo il 1848, Lecce, Argo

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures with the active participation of students in discussions about the topics of the course

Attendance

Attendance is strongly recommended but it is not mandatory. Students attending classes must have attended at least 75% of the lessons and, for this purpose, the students' signatures will be collected

Type of evaluation

Oral examination, composed of various questions, to evaluate the assimilation of the course's content. The assessment will take into account the knowledge of the course topics, the clarity of presentation and the critical skills of the students. The summer exams' session of the A.Y. 2019-2020 will take place remotely on Microsoft Teams (art.1 Decreto Rettorale 703, 5 May 2020).