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    A critical examination of the history of modern Italy, covering a period from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the international context.

    Beginning in the late 18th century, 'Modern Italy' examines the long birthing and continued pangs of the unified nation state (1860). It follows the nation's progress through World War I, the fascist era and the emergence of the postwar republic (1946), to the development of a modern European nation up to about the 1980s.

    About this paper

    Paper title Modern Italy
    Subject History
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
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    36 200-level points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    (i) May not be credited together with HIST333 passed in 2004 or 2005. (ii) Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.

    Professor Mark Seymour -

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    Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Professor Mark Seymour

    Course materials will be made available electronically.
    Course outline

    Available via Blackboard.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will gain:

    • An in-depth knowledge of two centuries of modern Italian history and the peninsula's changing relationship with the outside world
    • An appreciation of varied historical approaches to Italy
    • An understanding of the richness and complexity of Italy's past


    Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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