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edX: La costruzione dell'Italia

 with  Paolo Macry

In questo corso si discuterà della storia d'Italia, una vicenda che conta centocinquant'anni. Nelle lezioni, questa vicenda verrà affrontata partendo, ogni volta, da un avvenimento concretamente o simbolicamente significativo dei diversi periodi e problemi.

Nel nostro viaggio, emergerà una possibile interpretazione della storia d’Italia, non di "come sono andate davvero le cose". Un'interpretazione che ruota attorno a due assunti apparentemente contraddittori. Per un verso, se la si considera nel lungo periodo, l'Italia è un Paese di grandi successi. Era governata da prìncipi di periferia e regimi autoritari e nel 1861 diventa uno stato nazionale che si ispira ai modelli del liberalismo europeo. Per altro verso, quella italiana è una storia di spaccature interne, squilibri territoriali, conflitti sanguinosi, guerre civili. Basti pensare allo scontro tra fascisti e socialisti nel primo dopoguerra, alla stagione del terrorismo e perfino a quella "guerra civile fredda" tra berlusconiani e antiberlusconiani che ha segnato l'ultimo ventennio. Insieme cercheremo una risposta, che può risiedere nella stabilità politica e sociale del paese, risultato della lunga tradizione governativa e parlamentare del "centrismo", e di una sapiente governance delle periferie, soprattutto meridionali, da parte del ceto politico centrale. 
 


The making of Italy

This course looks at the history of Italy, which dates back 150 years. The lessons in this course will explore the making of Italy, using a concrete or symbolically significant event for each period or problem.

Our interpretation revolves around two apparently conflicting assumptions. On the one hand, if we look at Italy in the long-term, it is a very successful country. It was governed by provincial princes and authoritarian regimes until, in 1861, it became a nation state inspired by models of European liberalism. On the other hand, Italy’s history is punctuated by internal strife, geographical divides, bloody conflicts and civil wars. Good examples are the post-war conflict between fascists and socialists, the period of terrorism and the “civil cold war” between pro and anti Berlusconi factions that marked the last two decades.

Together we will try to work out the answer, an answer that probably lies in political and social stability, the result of a long “Centre” government and parliament, and intelligent governance of outlying regions, especially in the South, by centrist political parties.

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Subject History
Provider edX
Language Italian
Hours 6-8 hours a week
Calendar 8 weeks long

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13 reviews for edX's La costruzione dell'Italia

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2 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
To me, not Italian, the course was very informative. I had never thought about the South of Italy in the terms the professor proposes. I like the alternation of videos and text, but quite a view links to the texts did not work. I could figure out sometimes what I was supposed to read, sometimes I could not and that is sad.
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2 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Sono stata molto contenta di questo corso. Ho imparato cose che non avevo mai studiato tra i banchi di scuola come la storia d'Italia dopo il 1945 e l'analisi del fascismo.

Unico appunto, mi è sembrato troppo breve rispetto agli altri corsi disponibili nella piattaforma.
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13 hours ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Attraverso la conoscenza degli eventi storici del passato il corso mi ha aiutato a comprendere meglio la complessità attuale del mio Paese. Ben strutturato e condotto in maniera gradevole e accattivante. Fruibile anche da persone con livello scolastico non elevato.

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Anonymous completed this course.
Molto interessante, ho imparado tantissime cose sconociuti, per me, sulla storia italiana. Il professore mi ha sembrato assai bravo. Voglio fare qualche altro corso nella Federica II, grazie.

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2 days ago
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Anonymous audited this course.
Ottimo corso per iniziare a conoscere la storia moderna dell'Italia. Gli argomenti trattati sono molto interessanti, il corso è fatto bene, quindi è stata un'ottima esperienza.
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Purtroppo non ho ancora iniziato il corso, ma la presentazione mi invoglia molto e dò il massimo voto perchè sono fiduciosa della alta qualità dello stesso. A presto.

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2 days ago
Katya is taking this course right now.
The Course is very interesting. Nice material and subjects . Good professors! I really recommend this course to those who are interrested in this subject.
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was interesting to repeat what I have learned in my youth studies and helpful to stimulate my curiosity and develop my knowledge.
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Angela Turola partially completed this course.
Molto interessante una bella esperienza avrei voluto seguirlo tutto, ma purtroppo la mia linea Internet non me lo ha permesso.
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2 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This really interesting course helped me deepen parts of Italian history that I didn't remember or were not taught me.
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2 days ago
Caroline Kalsheker audited this course.
This is an excellent course, I learnt so much and I have recommended to others. I hope there are more like this.
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5 hours ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It is not easy explain 150 years of history but this course give a clear view in a mix between historical fact and social aspect. It also make clear, for the most important events, relation between cause and effect
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Domingo Moragrega completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This was a very interesting course. Professor Paolo Macry teaches the essentials of the history of Italy in a very convincing way.

I strongly recommend it.
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