Introduction to Modern Balkan History 1804-1950

Course Information
TitleIntroduction to Modern Balkan History 1804-1950 / Introduction to Modern Balkan History 1804-1950
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDimitrios Lyvanios
Course ID140000336

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the students should be able to: 1) understand the basic features of modern Greek and Balkan history from the early 19th to the mid-20th century 2) put the basic facts of the period in their proper historical context 3) understand the process of collective identities construction in Greece and the Balkans 4) understand the "alterity" of modern Greek and Balkan history in relation to that of the "West" 5) survey the relevant bibliography
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course offers a critical introduction to modern Greek and Balkan History, from the early 19th to the mid-20th century. In particular, it analyses the emergence of modern Βalkan nationalism, the construction of the Balkan states, the Eastern Question and the construction of the image of the Βalkan peoples by the European historical conciousness.
History, Greece, Balkans
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Mark Mazower, The Balkans Barbara Jelavich, History of the Balkans (two volumes) L. Stavrianos, The Balkans Since 1453 Stevan Pavlowitch, A History of the Balkans, 1804-1945
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