Introduction to Modern Balkan History

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στη νεότερη βαλκανική ιστορία / Introduction to Modern Balkan History
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Lyvanios
Course ID140000046

Programme of Study: UPS School of Journalism and Mass Communications (2010-today)

Registered students: 119
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GenericElective CoursesWinter-4
Mass CommunicationsElective CoursesWinter-4
JournalismElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the studnets should be able to: 1) understand the basic facts of balkan history in the 19th and 20th century 2) put the main histrorical landmarks of Balkan history in their proper historical context 3) understand the process of construction of balkan national movements 4) analyse the issue of the presence of violence in modern Balkan history 5) familiarise themselves with the historical analysis of facts and procresses in Balkan history
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is a critical introduction to modern Balkan History in the 19th and 20th centuries. In particular, the course examines include the position of the Balkans in the Ottoman Empire, the national and state formation in the 19th century, the Eastern Question, the emergence of Balkan nationalism, the Balkan economy and society, the national and social conflicts during the Second World War, and the most important post-war development
History, Balkans
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θ. Βερέμης, Βαλκάνια: Από τον 19ο ως τον 21 αιώνα. Δόμηση και Αποδόμηση Κρατών (Αθήνα: Πατάκης 2004)
Additional bibliography for study
Pavlowitch, S. (2005) Ιστορία των Βαλκανίων, 1804-1945. Βανιας: Θεσσαλονίκη Jelavich, B. (2006) Ιστορία των Βαλκανίων. ττ. 1-2 , Αθήνα: Πολύτροπον Mazower, M. (2002) Τα Βαλκάνια. Αθήνα: Πατάκης Castellan, G. (χχ) Ιστορία των Βαλκανίων, 14ος-20ς αι. Αθήνα : Γκοβόστης Νυσταζοπούλου-Πελεκίδου, Μ. (1991) Οι βαλκανικοί λαοί: Από την τουρκική κατάκτηση στην εθνική αποκατάσταση, 14ος-19ος αι. Θεσσαλονίκη: Βάνιας Ristelhueber, R. (2005) Ιστορία των βαλκανικών λαών. Αθήνα: Παπαδήμας Σφέτας, Σ. (2009-11) Εισαγωγή στην Βαλκανική ιστορία. ττ 1-2, Θεσσαλονίκη: Βάνιας
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