Upon successful completion of the course the students should be able to:
1) understand the basic features of modern Greek and Balkan history from the early 19th to the mid-20th century
2) put the basic facts of the period in their proper historical context
3) understand the process of collective identities construction in Greece and the Balkans
4) understand the "alterity" of modern Greek and Balkan history in relation to that of the "West"
5) survey the relevant bibliography
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course offers a critical introduction to modern Greek and Balkan History, from the early 19th to the mid-20th century. In particular, it analyses the emergence of modern Βalkan nationalism, the construction of the Balkan states, the Eastern Question and the construction of the image of the Βalkan peoples by the European historical conciousness.
Additional bibliography for study
Mark Mazower, The Balkans
Barbara Jelavich, History of the Balkans (two volumes)
L. Stavrianos, The Balkans Since 1453
Stevan Pavlowitch, A History of the Balkans, 1804-1945