Units of Study

HSTY2660 - Violence in Italy

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicholas Alfred Eckstein


Violence is a feature of all human societies in every era. This unit examines the cultural significance of violence in Italy, from the Ancient Roman amphitheatre to the language of twentieth-century Fascist violence and post-war Italy's confrontation with left and right-wing terrorism, the 'years of lead', and Italy's continuing struggle with the Mafia. Themes include urban violence in Medieval, Renaissance and Early-Modern Italy, religious, gender and sexual violence, crime and punishment, and nationalist representations of violence in the nineteenth century.


1x2000wd essay (35%), 1x1000wd journal (25%), 1x1500wd exam (30%), tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies




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