Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600023027

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2020-2021

Registered students: 58
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
ARCΗAIOLOGIAS KAI ISTORIAS TĪS TECΗNĪSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6
ISTORIASElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
- Understanding the terms and concepts related to imperialism and colonialism. - Investigate the specific historical phenomenon. - Reflection on the historical origins of the modern globalised world and multicultural societies.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the expansion of European power to the rest of the world from the period of the Discoveries to Decolonisation after the Second World War. It will discuss the different forms that European colonialism took; its consequences for colonized and European peoples and states; the factor of economic international economyq the ideological aspects of the phenomenon; and historiographical approaches about colonization and decolonization. Colonialism and imperialism: concepts, definitions and theoretical approaches. Discoveries and the first colonial powers: Spain, Portugal. The emergence of new colonial powers (Holland, France, England, England, Russia) and colonial competition. The anti-colonial revolutions in North and South America. The role of the industrial revolution and the 'new capitalism'. The demographic factor. Ideological aspects of colonialism and imperialism. The British Empire. The new imperialism in the 19th century. The struggle for Africa. The two world wars and their impact on the colonies. Decolonisation. Imperialism and neocolonialism in the modern world. Conclusions.
Discoveries, colonization, imperialism, decolonization, world history
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Reading Assigment112.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Λάμπρος Φλιτούρης, Αποικιακές αυτοκρατορίες, Αθήνα: Ασίνη, 2015 (Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 41960036). ή Magdoff, Harry, Αποικιοκρατία : Η ευρωπαϊκή επέκταση μετά το 1763 (μτφρ. Α. Καρακα-τσούλη), Αθήνα, Μελάνι: 2008 (Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 935). ή Mommsen, Wolfgang J., Ιμπεριαλισμός : Οι πνευματικές, πολιτικές και οικονομικές ρίζες του (μτφρ. Χ. Ζούμπερη), Αθήνα, Πολύτροπον: 2007
Additional bibliography for study
Αθανασίου, Αθηνά κ.ά., Αποδομώντας την Αυτοκρατορία: θεωρία και πολιτική της μετααποικιακής κριτικής, Αθήνα: Νήσος, 2016 Arendt, Hannah, Οι απαρχές του ολοκληρωτισμού: Ιμπεριαλισμός (μτφρ. Β. Τομανάς), Θεσσαλονίκη: Νησίδες, 2017 Armitage, David, Theories of empire, 1450-1800, Aldershot, Ashgate: 1998 Beckert, Sven, Η Αυτοκρατορία του βαμβακιού: μια παγκόσμια ιστορία (μτφρ. Π. Σουλτάνης), Ηράκλειο: Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2022 Bukharin, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, Ιμπεριαλισμός και παγκόσμια οικονομία, Αθήνα: Μαρξιστικό Βιβλιοπωλείο, 2004. Gollwitzer, Heinz, Europe in the Age of Imperialism: 1880-1914, London: Thames & Hudson, 1969 Hardt, Michael - Negri, Antonio, Αυτοκρατορία (μτφρ.) Ν. Καλαϊτζής, Αθήνα: Scripta, 2002. Headrick, Daniel R., The tools of empire: technology and European imperialism in the nineteenth century, New York: Oxford University Press, 1981 Hobson, John Atkinson, Ιμπεριαλισμός: Μια μελέτη (μτφρ. Θ. Νουτσόπουλος), Αθήνα: ΚΨΜ, 2013 Horowitz, David, Ιμπεριαλισμός και επανάσταση (μτφρ. Π. Φρώνης), Αθήνα: Α. Α. Λιβάνη, 1975. Lenin, Vladimir Illic, Ο ιμπεριαλισμός ανώτατο στάδιο του καπιταλισμού, Αθήνα: Σύγχρονη εποχή, 2001 Levine, Philippa, Καρακατσούλη, Άννα (επιμ.), Φύλο και αυτοκρατορία (μτφρ. Μ. Ελευθεριάδου), Αθήνα: Πεδίο, 2016 Luxemburg, Rosa, Συσσώρευση του κεφαλαίου, Αθήνα: Διεθνή Βιβλιοθήκη, 1975. MacKenzie, John M., The partition of Africa, 1880-1900 and European imperialism in the nineteenth century, London-New York: Methuen, 1983 Marshall, P. J., The Cambridge illustrated history of the British Empire, Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996 Price, Richard, Making empire: colonial encounters and the creation of imperial rule in nineteenth-century Africa, Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008 Said, Edward W., Κουλτούρα και ιμπεριαλισμός: Μια συστηματική και γοητευτική ανίχνευση των ριζών του ιμπεριαλισμού στον πολιτισμό της δύσης (μτφρ. Β. Λάππα), Αθήνα: Νεφέλη, 1996 Scammell, Geoffrey Vaughn, The first imperial age: European overseas expansion c. 1400-1715, London: Routledge, 1992 Storey, William K., Scientific Aspects of European Expansion, Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain, Brookfield, Vt., USA : Variorum, 1996 Traverso, Enzo, Οι ρίζες της ναζιστικής βίας. Μια ευρωπαϊκή γενεαλογία (μτφρ. Ν. Κούρκουλος), εκδόσεις του 21ου, 2013 Vickers, Daniel, A companion to colonial America, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003.
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