The course offers students a thorough knowledge of a monographic topic
of political history medieval, pointing to the acquisition of starting skills in
the analysis of written sources and of the main historiographical
The bibliography for the examination will be listed by the teacher at the
beginning of the course.
The course aims to provide the necessary knowledge to allow the student
to achieve the knowledge of political and institutional history of Middle
ages through the study of one of its most significant topics: the Italian
The course intends to incentive the engagement in the life of the
university community, taking advantage of training opportunities
(lectures, book presentations, roundtables, etc.)
The student must have a general knowledge of the Middle Ages. It also
would be better that he had attended a course in medieval history.
Lectures and recurring seminars on historical sources.
Please note that attendance is required for 2/3 of the lessons.
Except for non-attending exams are not provided, except for students
with part-time enrollment.
Type of Assessment
Seminars during the course, oral examination at the end of the course.
The course will focus in particular on the history of political systems in
the Italian city-states (11th-13th centuries). It Will be analyzed the urban
political space and its various components (episcopal, communal and
seigneurial powers), with particular reference to the analysis of elites,
conflicts for power and institutional configurations