Saverio Battente

Saverio Luigi Battente took the Degree in Political Science at The University of Siena, Political Science Department. Degree was obtained in October 1995 with top marks. In 1996-1997 and 1997-1998, a scholarship was awarded by the University of Pavia in order to persue a Ph.D. at the University of Siena in “Constitutional and administrative history in the contemporary age (XIX-XX cen.)”. Ph.D. was obtained in July 2002. In 2005-2006 brought to Siena and co-ordinated the Euro and Transatlantic Master. Now Saverio is Researcher at the University of Siena , Department of Modern History and he has a collaboration with the academic journals: “Le Carte e la Storia”, “Journal of Modern Italian Studies” and “Modern Italy.”


Italian History and Civilization

This course aims to provide students with a general knowledge of Italian history. The principal idea is founded on the claim that Italy has been a divided country since antiquity. Following this criterion, the course will focus on the main events of ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary issues, giving particular preference to the latter (especially from Unification until the last decades). Moreover, students will watch and analyze movies and documentaries linked to a precise historical period: including “La vita è bella,” “Vincere,” “Mio fratello è figlio unico,” and “La meglio gioventù.”