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The course The Mediterranean, a Space of Exchange (from Renaissance to Enlightenment) aims to explain the Mediterranean, using history and the analysis of the past, as a space generated by routes and circulation. We consider it crucial to disclose mobility as a historical factor: a mobility comprised of four major elements, namely people, objects, ideas and practices. In our analysis of Mediterranean reality between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, we will pay particular attention to its western shores, an area seething with transfers and exchanges, in the social and economic spheres as well as the political and cultural, with the Iberian Peninsula, the various islands and the Italian Peninsula, all spaces of great dynamism. El curso El Mediterráneo, espacio de intercambios (del Renacimiento a la Ilustración) quiere explicar, desde la historia y el análisis del pasado, el Mediterráneo como un espacio generado por las rutas y las circulaciones. Consideramos necesario divulgar la movilidad como factor histórico. Una movilidad centrada en cuatro grandes ámbitos: las personas, los objetos, las ideas y las prácticas. Al analizar la realidad mediterránea entre los siglos XV y XIX, del Renacimiento a la Ilustración, ponemos un foco especial en su orilla occidental, un área abocada a la transferencia y el intercambio, tanto en el ámbito social y económico como en el político y cultural, con la Península Ibérica, las islas y la Península Itálica como espacios de gran dinamismo....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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1 hour to complete

Introduction

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Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 6 readings
Video1 video
Reading6 readings
Some basic information and grading policy10m
Informaciones generales y sistema de evaluación10m
Curriculum, week by week10m
Currículum semana por semana10m
General bibliography / Bibliografía general10m
Acknowledgment - Agradecimientos10m
Clock
1 hour to complete

The Mediterranean and its History - El Mediterráneo y su historia

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Reading
3 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Thinking the Mediterranean 28m
Interview to prof. Joan-Lluís Palos7m
Reading3 readings
Introduction to module 210m
Bibliography module 210m
Further readings module 210m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 2 Quiz 110m
Module 2 Quiz 210m
Week
2
Clock
1 hour to complete

The Mediterranean through the Eyes of Travellers and Artists - El Mediterráneo visto por los viajeros y los artistas

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Reading
2 videos (Total 14 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Artists on the Move, to and from the Academy - Artistas en movimiento8m
Reading3 readings
Introduction to module 310m
Bibliography module 310m
Further reading10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 3 quiz 110m
Module 3 quiz 210m
Week
3
Clock
1 hour to complete

The Mediterranean, a Space of Powers - El Mediterráneo, un espacio de poderes

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Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading4 readings
Introduction to module 410m
Machiavelli y el ejercicio del poder en la edad moderna (ES)10m
Machiavelli and the Exercise of Power in the Early Modern Age (EN)10m
Bibliography module 410m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 4 quiz 110m
Module 4 quiz 210m
Week
4
Clock
1 hour to complete

The Mediterranean at War - El Mediterráneo, guerra y conflictos

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Reading
2 videos (Total 18 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Interview to prof. Á. Casals5m
Reading3 readings
Introduction to module 510m
Bibliography module 510m
Further readings - Lecturas de profundización10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 5 quiz 110m
Module 5 quiz 210m

Instructors

Mariela Fargas

Professor
Department of Early Modern History

Àngel Casals

Professor in Early Modern History
Early Modern History

Jaume Dantí

Full professor in Early Modern History
Early Modern History

Xavier Gil

Full professor in Early Modern History
Early Modern History

Miquel Àngel Martínez

Professor in Early Modern History
Early Modern History

Ida Mauro

Teacher assistant
Early Modern History

Joan-Lluís Palos

Professor in Early Modern History
Early Modern History

Mariàngeles Pérez Samper

Full professor in Early Modern History
Early Modern History

Diego Sola

Doctor in History
Early Modern History

Claudia Taribó

Postgraduate Fellow
Early Modern History

About Universitat de Barcelona

The University of Barcelona is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved....

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