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Modern history. The Alps : economical aspects, society, perceptions, 1500-1800

Histoire moderne. Les Alpes : économies, sociétés, perceptions, 1500-1800

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Teacher(s): Simona Boscani Leoni

Validity: 2020 -> 2020

Course Timetable (Weekly)

Date Location Notice Topics Lecturer(s)
2020/2021 : Thursday 16:15-17:45 (Weekly, Autumn) Anthropole/2013     Simona Boscani Leoni
2020/2021 : Thursday 16:15-17:45 (Weekly, Spring) Anthropole/2013     Simona Boscani Leoni

Course+Seminar

Annual
2 hours per week
56 hours per year
Weekly
Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 8.00

Objective

In this course, students learn to deal with different topics and different sources and will be able to apply new methods of economic and social history as well as of cultural and knowledge history.

Content

In this course, we will deal with the entire Alpine region. Three fundamental aspects will be highlighted:
1. Economy/agriculture: how did agriculture, livestock breeding, the use of forest resources develop between 1500 and 1800, and how important was migration in the regional economic system? What differences are visible in the different Alpine regions (Western Alps/Eastern Alps)?
2. Societies: How were the different Alpine societies organised? What was the importance of religion in regional contexts? What was the role of women?
3. Cultures/perception: When do the Alps start to be perceived as a beautiful landscape? What role did scholars of the Renaissance, Baroque and Enlightenment play in this process and mountaineers?

During the course, we will answer these and other questions.

Bibliography

Mathieu, Jon, The Alps: an environmental history, Medford, MA : Polity, 2019 Boscani Leoni, Simona, Mathieu, Jon (sous la dir.): Die Alpen! Zur europäischen Wahrnehmungsgeschichte seit der Renaissance / Les Alpes! : pour une histoire de la perception européenne depuis la Renaissance. Bern, Peter Lang, 2005 Mathieu, Jon et al. (sous la dir.): Histoire du paysage en Suisse : de la période glaciaire à nos jours, Neuchâtel, Alphil, 2018 Head-König, Anne-Lise et al. (sous la dir.), Pâturages et forêts collectifs, Zürich, Chronos, 2019 (Histoire des Alpes, vol. 24) Furter, Reto et al. (sous la dir.), Des manufactures aux fabriques les transformations industrielles, 18e-20e siècles, Zurich, Chronos, 2015 (Histoire des Alpes, vol. 20) Revue de référence: Histoire des Alpes (avec contributions en anglais, français, italien, et allemand)

Additional information

http://www.unil.ch/hist/

Use contextFaculty codeStatusCredits
A40-HIST: Certificate of 40 credits ECTS in History (2019 ->) - A40-HIST ›› Modern History - A40-HIST-2-30Optional8.00
History, 2nd part (2013 ->) ›› Modern History - BA-HIST-2-1030Optional8.00
History, 2nd part (2013 ->) ›› Specialisation in History - BA-HIST-2-20Optional8.00
History, 2nd part (2019 ->) ›› Modern History - BA-HIST-2-1030Optional8.00
History, 2nd part (2019 ->) ›› Specialisation in History - BA-HIST-2-20Optional8.00
Minor in History SSP, 2nd part (2015 ->) ›› Modern History Courses, Optional Courses, Introduction to History and Methods II Module, Minor in history, 2nd partOptional8.00
Minor in History SSP, 2nd part (2019 ->) ›› Modern History Courses, Optional Courses, Introduction to History and Methods II Module, Minor in history, 2nd partOptional8.00
NIV-HIST: Mise à niveau MA, Histoire (2013 ->) - NIV-HIST ›› Modern History - NIV-HIST-2-1030Optional8.00
NIV-HIST: Mise à niveau MA, Histoire (2019 ->) - NIV-HIST ›› Modern History - NIV-HIST-2-1030Optional8.00
NIV-HIST: Mise à niveau MA, Histoire (2013 ->) - NIV-HIST ›› Specialisation in History - NIV-HIST-2-20Optional8.00
NIV-HIST: Mise à niveau MA, Histoire (2019 ->) - NIV-HIST ›› Specialisation in History - NIV-HIST-2-20Optional8.00
Options, 2nd part (2013 ->) ›› Modern History - BA-OP-HISTOptional8.00
Options, 2nd part (2013 ->) ›› Modern History - BA-OP-HIST-TOptional8.00
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