Contemporary Greek Political History ( 1910 - 1974 )

Course Information
TitleΣύγχρονη Ελληνική Πολιτική Ιστορία (1910-1974) / Contemporary Greek Political History ( 1910 - 1974 )
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos Rotzokos
Course ID100001044

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, students are expected to be able: - To describe the major social and political developments that shaped the history of Modern Greece during the 20th century - To examine and analyze individual and collective action in its historical context - To produce arguments explaining such events and developments, their causes, effects and long-term repercussions. - To identify the continuities and the discontinuities in the history of Modern Greece during the 20th century - To identify and discuss the various approaches to analyzing and understanding the past
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the political history of 20th-century Greece focusing on the following thematic areas: 1. The modernization of the Greek state and the last phase of National Unification, 1909-1922: - The military coup of 1909, the social and political reforms of Venizelos government 1911-1914. - The Balkan Wars, Greece in the First World War, the territorial extension, the crisis of national unification, the “National Schism” between Venizelists and Anti-Venizelists, the Greek - Ottoman War and the “Asia Minor disaster”. 2. The inter-war period and the “new” society, 1922-1940: - The reconstruction of the State, the Treaty of Lausanne (1923), the New Lands and the Asia Minor refugees; national integration and social differentiation, the industrialisation and the Land reform. - The Second Hellenic Republic, the crisis of the parliamentary system, Venizelism and Anti-Venizelism (Royalists and Republicans), the army interventions and the restoration of Monarchy. The Metaxas dictatorship. 3. Greece in the Second World Nar and the Greek Civil War, 1940-1949: - Italian attack and the German invasion in Greece 1940-1941. - The occupation of Greece by the Axis Powers. - The Resistance phenomenon: the organization of mass resistance. - Social rupture and political inversion: from the Liberation to the Civil War, the December fighting (1944), the Varkiza Agreement (1945). 4. From the end of the Civil War to the military dictatorship, 1949-1974: - The political system and the political forces: The “controlled/incomplete democracy”, the parties system, the Parliament, the army, the Crown and the foreigner factor. - The postwar society and economy: the economic reconstruction, rural depopulation and immigration, the unequal postwar prosperity. - Dictatorship (the military junta), 1967-1974.
Dictatorship, modernization, military coup, national integration, Resistance, controlled/incomplete democracy, immigration
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment501.8
Written assigments37.51.4
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Clogg Richard, Συνοπτική Ιστορία της Ελλάδας (1770-2013), εκδ. Κάτοπτρο, Αθήνα 2015. Κώστας Κωστής, "Τα κακομαθημένα παιδιά της ιστορίας". Η διαμόρφωση του νεοελληνικού κράτους, 18ος - 21ος αιώνας, Πόλις, Αθήνα 2013.
Additional bibliography for study
ΘΑΝΟΣ ΒΕΡΕΜΗΣ - ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΟΛΙΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, ΕΛΛΑΣ, Η ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗ ΣΥΝΕΧΕΙΑ, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΣΤΑΝΙΩΤΗ, ΑΘΗΝΑ 2006 Χρήστος Χατζηιωσήφ (επιμ.), Ιστορία της Ελλάδας του 20ου αιώνα. 1900-1922. Οι απαρχές, τ. Α1-Α2, εκδ. Βιβλιόραμα, Αθήνα 2001-2002. Χρήστος Χατζηιωσήφ (επιμ.), Ιστορία της Ελλάδας του 20ου αιώνα. 1922-1940. Ο Μεσοπόλεμος, τ. Β1-Β2, εκδ. Βιβλιόραμα, Αθήνα 2002-2003. Χρήστος Χατζηιωσήφ (επιμ.), Ιστορία της Ελλάδας του 20ου αιώνα. 1922-1940. Β′ Παγκόσμιος Πόλεμος 1940-1945. Κατοχή Αντίσταση, τ. Γ1-Γ2, εκδ. Βιβλιόραμα, Αθήνα 2007. Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Έθνους, τ. ΙΣΤ′, Εκδοτική Αθηνών, Αθήνα 2000. Gunnar Hering, Τα πολιτικά κόμματα στην Ελλάδα 1821-1936, τ. Α-Β, εκδ. ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα 2006. David Close, Ελλάδα 1945-2004, Πολιτική, Κοινωνία, Οικονομία, εκδ. Θύραθεν, Αθήνα 2006. Νίκος Αλιβιζάτος, Οι πολιτικοί θεσμοί σε κρίση 1922-1974, εκδ. Θεμέλιο, Αθήνα 1983. Ηλίας Νικολακόπουλος, Η καχεκτική δημοκρατία, εκδ. Πατάκη, Αθήνα 2001.
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