Course Content (Syllabus)
1+2.The rise and expansion of the Ottoman Empire (14the- end of 16th century.
3+4. Destabilization and ongoing decay of the Ottoman Empire (end of the 16ht- beginning of the 19th century.
5.The period of reforms in the Ottoman Empire. From Selim III. to Abdul Hamid II. (1789-1976).
6. The national awakening in South-Eastern Europe (18th-19th century). The questioning of nation-state in the Balkans. The case of the Serbs. The Serbian uprisings (1804, 1815), the creation of the autonomous Serbian state (1830) and its evolution. The case of the Montenegrins and the peculiarities of Bosnia- Hercegovina
7.The Romanian national movement and the creation of the autonomous Romanian state(1859,1861). The belated Bulgarian national awakening. The Bulgarian Exarchy (1870) and the beginning of the Macedonian Question.
8.The national movement of the South Slavs in the Habsburg Empire/Austria- Hungary. A comparative approach of the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire.
9. The Eastern Crisis of 1875-1878. The Treaty of San Stefano and the Berlin Congress. The antagonism between Austria- Hungary and Russia in Southeastern Europe.
10.Southeastern Europe from the Berlin Congress to the Balkan Wars (1878-1912). Internal developments and foreign policy in Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro and Romania. The South Slavs and the Romanians in Austria- Hungary.
11. The Albanian national awakening. The Young Turks. The case of the Slavomacedonians.
12. The Balkan Wars (1912-1913).
13. The Balkans in the maelstrom of the First World War.
Ottoman Empire, Balkans, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Romania, Eeastern Crisis, Young Turks, Balkan Wars, First Wold War.