Courses – History

ITALIAN MYSTERIES FROM THE END OF WWII TO THE NINETIES

Renato Ammannati

From the “crime novel” (as the Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini defined the long trail of conspiracies and plots in Italy after WWII) to the “Moro affair” and the Mafia murders, this course wants to introduce students to the so called strategy of terror that shook Italy for about forty years. We will also examine what kind of “crime agencies” operated in the country in the same period.

Course Code: 04 106     Tuesday 2.00/4.00     5 weeks    Starts: 6 October 2020        Fees:  £40/£35

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THE DECLINE AND FALL OF ROME

Renato Ammannati

An overstretched empire facing military overspending? Political corruption and instability? Spreading of Christianity? Barbarian invasions? Plague and diseases? What caused the Roman Empire to fall? This five- class course aims to answer this question.

Course Code: 04 206   Tuesday 2.00/4.00  5 weeks  Starts: 19 January 2021    Fees:  £40/£35

 

THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Renato Ammannati

From the first revolution in 1905 to the coup d’etat in October 1917 and the slaughter of the Tsar and his family in 1918, this course underlines the main events which occurred in Russia in the first two decades of the 20th century and intends to explain the causes that transformed Russia into the Soviet Union, changing both a country and a world.

Course Code: 04 208      Tuesday 2.00/4.00  5 weeks      Starts: 23 February 2020         Fees: £40/£35

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