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070304 UE Guided Reading Political History - History of Political Cultures and Thoughts (2022S)

13th -16th centuries

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 14.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 21.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 28.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 04.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 25.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 02.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 09.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 16.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 23.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 30.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 13.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 20.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 27.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this guided-reading is to propose an overview of the European political cultures and thoughts of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, particularly focussing on a crucial political and cultural phenomenon of the second half of the Middle Ages: the creation of dynastic states. Throughout a selection of source materials, methodological texts and case studies, we will examine different fundamental phenomenon that characterised the shaping of dynastic states in Europe as well as counter-models (Empire, city Republics) and oppositions. The introduction (Monday 14 March) will focus on critical theories that helps at understanding the dynastic state of cultural phenomena such as, among others, the concepts ‘Civilisation’ (Elias), ‘Distinction’, ‘Habitus’ and ‘Field’ (Bourdieu) or (cultural) ‘Hegemony’ (Gramsci). Thereafter, each week, the participants will have to produce an essay (2 p. max.) synthetizing the content of a specific source or a scientific article dealing with one particular aspect of the topic. Each text will be commented and discussed together the week after.

Assessment and permitted materials

-Attendance to the course and participation (oral intervention): 25% of the final mark.
-Writing weekly essays (2 pages maximum): 50% of the final mark.
-Synthetizing and reworking the best 3 essays (8-10 pages maximum): 25% of the final mark.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Evaluation criteria:
Presence and participation
Weekly essays
Final essay

Examination topics

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Reading list

J.M. BLYTHE, Ideal Government and the Mixed Constitution in the Middle Ages, Princeton, 1992.
P. BOURDIEU, Über den Staat. Vorlesungen am Collège de France 1989-1992, trans. H. BRÜHMANN, P. WILLIM, Berlin, 2014.
Th. M. BUCK und H. KRAUME, Das Konstanzer Konzil, Ostfildern, 2013.
N. COHN, The Pursuit of the Millennium. Revolutionary Messianism in Medieval and Reformation Europe and its bearing on Modern Totalitarian Movements, London, 1962.
G. DUBY, Die drei Ordnungen. Sonderausgabe. Das Weltbild des Feudalismus, Frankfurt am Main, 1986.
N ELIAS, Über den Prozeß der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und psychogenetische Untersuchungen. Erster Band. Wandlungen des Verhaltens in den weltlichen Oberschichten des Abendlandes and Zweiter Band. Wandlungen der Gesellschaft. Entwurf einer Theorie der Zivilisation, Basel, 1939.
F. GILBERT, Machiavelli and Guicciardini: Politics and History in Sixteenth Century Florence, Princeton, 1965.
R. LAMBERTINI, ‘Nature and the Origins of Power. An Examination of selected Commentaries on the Sentences (Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries),’ in La nature comme source de la morale au Moyen Âge, ed. M. VAN DER LUGT, Florence, 2014, p. 95-111.

Association in the course directory

Vertiefung zu: VO Politikgeschichte

BA Geschichte (2012): Mittelalter (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Politikgeschichte (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Globalgeschichte, Hist-kulturwiss. Europaforschung, Österreichische Geschichte 1 (4 ECTS)

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