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: 39
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

FloorFloor 4
HallΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ Ε (102)
CalendarThursdsay 18:00 to 21:00
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)
  • Σερβικα (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: • deepen their knowledge in the phenomenon of Islam in the Balkans • focus on the conditions that shape the characteristics of Bosnian Islam • immerse in the local cultural peculiarity and the co-formation of special phenomena of religiosity • understand and interpret historically and theologically those phenomena of religiosity • compare the uniqueness of Bosnia as a Muslim center in the Balkans with other ethnoreligious communities in the wider geographical area • examine the phenomenon of Bosnianism and its consequences in Bosnian society • understand in depth the spiritual and religious conditions under which this religious phenomenon evolved in Southeastern Europe • be aware of issues of culture and diversity both towards the Serb and Croat neighborhoods and in the wider multicultural European environment
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • 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
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
A projector and multimedia resources will be used during lectures.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment351.4
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities241.0
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
Additional bibliography for study
Popović Al., Jugoslovenski Muslimani, Akvarius, Beograd 1990 Hadžijahić M., Poreklo bosanskih Muslimana, Sarajevo 1990 Bosna, Bošnjaštvo i Bosanksi jezik, Zbornik Radova, Matica Bošnjaka, 1993
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