The course aims to provide an introduction to the problem of the relation between ideology and social and political structures and dynamics. In general terms, the analysis of the specific case of violence in narrative sources implies a rethinking of our pre-comprehension of concepts such as order and disorder.
During the course, the students learn to:
know the recent scientific literature on conflict and violence in the late middle ages
Understand and analyze narrative texts characterized by stratified levels of meaning and complexity in terms of both formal and cultural/ideological elements
Research autonomously for further information on the covered topics using both printed and digital bibliography
Make informed judgements, based on an accurate decoding of the texts and on the understanding of the historical and cultural context in which they were conceived
Communicate and discuss contents, analysis and judgments using the appropriate registry and the specific language and terminology of the historical disciplines