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Updated A.Y. 2020-2021

General Module (Prof Angela Romano): “International System(s): Politics, Economy, and Governance in the XX Century world” – 10 CFU

Special Module (Prof Uzi Rabi): "States, Cultures and Identities: The Middle East Meets Europe" – 2 CFU

The course explores how the major political, economic, and social developments in Europe and the rest of the world shaped the governance of the international system from the late nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. In the first part, it will consider the ways in which European countries intersected processes of nation building with imperial expansion in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, and will treat world wars from the standpoint of global history. The course will then analyse how Cold War and decolonization after 1945 redefined Europe’s place in the world and shaped a new order and international relations. The last part of the course will examine how Europe and the world have changed in the context of recent globalization.

The special module will zoom in on the case of the Middle East area.

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the main events and interpretations of global and international history, as well as with the multi-layered nature of historical processes. Students will learn to detect how these layers intertwined and influenced one another, and will discover the variety of approaches historians adopt to inquiry into the past.

Find more information in the Syllabus