Modern and contemporary history
The exam can be given as a student attending the course or as a student not attending the course.
Writing a paper, whose content has to be decided together with the professor in seminar held in the framework of the lectures.
Not attending students
One oral proof on the content of the two books (see below).
The course deals with international history during the Cold War and the following decade (1944-1999). The aim of the course is giving a critical framework of Cold War history, of its conclusion and of the decade 1989-1999. This framework is intended as a contribution to the understanding of this events, their connection, the complexity of different interpretations and th development of a globalized world.
The end of World War II and the origins of the Cold War. The Korea war and harshest phase of the Cold War. Khrusciov, the crisis of 1956, peaceful coexistence, the Berlin wall and the Cuba crisis. The Vietnam war and the first years of detente. Detente's heydays and its decline. The second cold war. Reagan, Gorbaciov and the end of the Cold War. The Gulf war. The war in the Balkans. NATO's and EU enlargement.
- Federico Romero, Storia della guerra fredda, Einaudi, Torino 2009
- J. R. Mcneill, P. Engelke, La grande accelerazione, Einaudi, Torino 2018
Mixed: lectures and seminaries.
Second Semester: Mo-Fri 5-7 pm
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