Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280004569

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019

Registered students: 16
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Category
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)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Ιτ is desirable, if the students have attended the course IXA 602 in order to understand the developments from 1878 to 1918
Learning Outcomes
-To be able to grasp the importance of the Balkans as a field of competition within the framework of the European Policy in the period of Imperialism which led to the First World War. - to identify similarities and differences in the evolution of the Balkan Countries. - to get aware of the relations between Greece and the Balkan Countries.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the course is to examine the Internal and Foreign Policy of the Balkan states from the Berlin Congress to the End of the First World War within the Framework of the European Diplomacy, to raise the question if the Balklan peninsula really was the powderkeg of Europe Week#1 The Eastern Crisis 1875- 1878 Week#2 Internal Developments and Foreign Policy in Bulgaria 1878- 1896- Aspects of Greek- Bulgarian relations Week#3 Internal Developoments and Foreign Policy in Bulgaria 1896 - 1912- Apects of Greek- Bulgarian relations Week#4 Internal Developments and Foreign Policy in Serbia 1878- 1903- Apects of Greek- Bulgarian relations Week#5 Internal Developments and Foreign Policy in Serbia 1903- 1912 Week#6 Internal Developments and Foreign Policy in Romania 1878- 1912- Apects of Greek- Romanian relations Week#7 Internal Developments and Foreign Policy in Montenegro 1878-1912 Week#8 South Slavs and Romanians in Austria- Hungary 1878- 1914 Week#9 The Albanian National Movement 1878- 1912 Week#10 The Young Turks 1889- 1908 Week #11 The Balkan Wars 1912- 1913 Week#12 The First World War. Part I. 1914- 1916 Week#13 The First World War. Part II.1917- 1918. The termination of the War and the Peace Treaties (1919- 1920).
Βαlkan, Imperialism, Balkan Countries
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment602
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30.1
Written assigments782.6
Student Assessment
Written examination. Homework is possible but only to increase the marks, if it is carefully written.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σπυρίδων Σφέτας, Εισαγωγή στη Βαλκανική Ιστορία. Τόμος Α΄. Από την οθωμανική κατάκτηση των Βαλκανίων μέχρι τον Πρώτο Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο (1354-1918), Θεσσαλονίκη 2009. Steven K. Pawlovitch, Ιστορία των Βαλκανίων (μτφρ Λ. Χασιώτης, επιμ. Κ. Σκορδύλης), Θεσσαλονίκη 2005. l.S. Stavrianos, Τα Βαλκάνια από το 1453 και μετά, (μτφρ.Ελένη Δελιβάνη, επιμ. Βασίλης Γούναρης), Θεσσαλονίκη 2007.
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