Italy in the world of the Twentieth Century. Perspectives of global history

Academic year 2021/2022
Lecturer Silvio Pons

Integrative teaching

Sante Lesti


Examination procedure




The course will treat the history of Italy in the Twentieth century in a perspective of international and global history. While recent historiography has applied such perspective to several European and non-European countries, reflections and analyses on the Italian case still seem poorly developed. Lessons and seminars will focus mainly on the links between Italian national history and secular vectors such as war and violence, colonialism and decolonization, interdependences and globalization. The main objective is to outline analyses and discuss interpretations on how world and European orders, relationships and representations influenced and intersected different and changing visions of national identity, sovereignty, and political cultures.

Bibliographical references

A. Giardina (a cura di), Storia mondiale dell'Italia, Laterza

R. Forlenza, B. Thomassen, Italian Modernities. Competing Narratives of Nationhood, Palgrave Macmillan

G. Formigoni, Storia d'Italia nella guerra fredda, Il Mulino