The Bosnian Islam. History and Evolution

Course Information
TitleΤο Βοσνιακό Ισλάμ. Ιστορία και εξέλιξη / The Bosnian Islam. History and Evolution
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAthanasios Athanasiadis
Course ID600012767

Programme of Study: PPS Tm. THeologías - Eisagōgikī Kateýthynsī Mousoulmanikṓn Spoudṓn (EKMS 2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 40
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Serbokroatian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to analyse the phenomenon of Islam in the Balkans. Next, we will focus on Islam in Bosnia, which, due to local peculiarities, presents phenomena of religiosity that students will get to know and to examine closely in terms of history and theology. The uniqueness of Bosnia as a Muslim enclave in the Balkans renders it a very special case from a scientific point of view, which students will have ample opportunity to compare with other distinctive ethno-religious phenomena of the broader geographical region. Among the anticipated outcomes of learning during the course is the expansion of the historical and epistemic theological horizon of the students, in order for them to become able to comprehend in depth the intellectual and religious conditions under which the religious phenomenon developed throughout the Balkans.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Dominant element of the Balkan Islam, as it appeared on the fringes of the 20th century, is undoubtedly the Bosniac Islam. Political and religious elements of its birth and progress in relation to the broader Slavic and neighboring area will be examined in the present tuition as a part of the students’ acquaintance with the Balkans. The acquaintance with the Bosniac Islam aims to the knowledge about the Balcan multiculturalism that the students will acquire.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosniaks, Serbobosniaks, Bosnian muslims, Bosnjastvo, Islamic Community
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
A projector and multimedia resources will be used during lectures.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment331.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αθανασιάδης Αθανάσιος, Ιδεατά έθνη στα Βαλκάνια, Η εθνογένεση των μουσουλμάνων της Βοσνίας, εκδ, Μυγδονία Θεσσαλονίκη 2016 Tanasković Darko, Neosmanizam. Povratak Turske na Balkanu, Beograd 2010 Athanasiadis Ath., «Islam as a way of defining the national identity of Bosnian Muslims», Occasional papers on religion in Eastern Europe (George Fox University),(November 2014), XXXIV, 5. Bougarel X., "Bosnian Islam as 'European Islam'", Islam in Europe (Diversity, Identity and Influence), Budapest 2008 Atanasije Atanasiadis. Islamska dimenzija etnogeneze Bošnjaka. Istorijski tokovi i savremeno stanje, izd. Kalenić, Kragujevac 2015. Balić Sm., Kultura Bošnjaka: muslimanska komponenta, Tuzla 1994
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