Islam in the Balkans and Greece

Course Information
TitleΤο Ισλάμ στα Βαλκάνια και στην Ελλάδα / Islam in the Balkans and Greece
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIlias Evangelou
Course ID600012630

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

Registered students: 85
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • Bulgarian, Serbian
Learning Outcomes
Learn the history of Islam in Greece and the wider region from 14th century until today in order to be able to defend universal values such as normal cohabitation and cohabitation.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Lesson 1 Introduction to Lesson. Geographical, political boundaries and history of Haemus Peninsula. Lesson 2 The Medieval period of Haemus Peninsula. Lesson 3 - 4 Haemus Peninsula from the end of the Middle Ages to the nationalism era. Lesson 5-6 From the birth of national ideology to the creation of nation states in Haemus Peninsula. Lesson 7 From Revelation to History and from History to Revelation. Impression of coexistence of Christian and Muslim populations in the eschatological perceptions of the Ottoman period. Lesson 8 Consequences of the Religious Enforcement Relationship in the Coexistence of Christian and Muslim Populations during the Ottoman Occupation. Lesson 9 The position of Islam in Balkans on the eve of the Balkan Wars. Lesson 10-11 The social and educational organization of the Muslim communities in the Southern Balkans since the end of the First World War to date. Lesson 12 Muslim minorities in the Southern Balkans and their participation in politics. Lesson 13 Conclusions.
Balkans, Hellas, Islam
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
PC, Projector (PowerPoint, Digital Material)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work130.5
Reading Assigment451.8
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities150.6
Student Assessment
Written Exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Λ. Σταυριανού, Τα Βαλκάνια. Από το 1453 και μετά, (μετάφρ. Ελ. Δελιβάνη) εκδ. Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2007 Μ. Νυσταζοπούλου - Πελεκίδου, Οι βαλκανικοί λαοί. Από την τουρκική κατάκτηση στην εθνική αποκατάσταση 14ος-19ος αι., εκδ. Βάνιας, 1991
Additional bibliography for study
Κ. Τσιούμη Η διαχείριση της μειονοτικής ταυτότητας στον ελληνικό χώρο και η διαμόρφωση της εκπαιδευτικής πολιτικής: Η περίπτωση των μουσουλμάνων της Θράκης 1923–1974 Tanasković D., Islam i mi, Partenon, Beograd 2000 Filipović M., Ko smo mi Bošnjaci, Prosperitet, Sarajevo 2007 Fine J., The Medievel Balkans, Michigan 1994
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