Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006939

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

Registered students: 53
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
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)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Region of Pontus from the Fall of the Empire of Trebizond to the beginning of the 19th century The objective of the Course is to study the History of the Greeks who lived in Pontus (regions between Colchis and the so-called “Small Armenia” to Paphlagonia to the west and Cappadocia to the south) during the period starting with the Fall of Trebizond (1461) till the first decades of the 19th century. Especially the period 1461-1774 was characterized as a period of introversion, particularly after the Ottomans and their Allies prevailed in Black Sea. Yet, by the end of the 18th – beginning of the 19th century Europeans started rapidly penetrating into the Ottoman Empire in order to serve their geopolitical, strategic and economic interests. Within this long period, the socio-economic development of the Greeks of Pontus, the formation of their institutions within the Rum millet and their gradual transition from religious to national identity will be examined. 1st week Introduction, Topics, Course Objectives. Information about the students’ duties, the course outline and the exams. Optional essay grading. Reference to the importance of the relative sources and the most significant Archives inland and abroad. The Fall of Constantinople and the abolition of the Empire of Comneni (Empire of Trebizond) 2nd week Period of isolation and adaptation (1461-16th cent.). Demographic and social changes after the Ottoman conquest 3rd week Greek Orthodox Church and Monasteries in Pontus (15th-16th cent.) 4th week Education in Pontus (15th-16th cent.) 5th week The Greeks of Pontus in search of ways out (17th-18th cent.). Central Ottoman Rule and Derebeys 6th week The Greeks of Pontus: Goals and Visions 7th εβδομάδα Greek Orthodox Church and Patriarchal Stavropegic Monasteries 8th week Education in Pontus (17th-18th cent.) 9th week Economy. Trade Routes. Gümüşhane and Mines 10th week Russo-Turkish Wars - Küçük Kaynarca and Adrianople Treaties. The Beginning of the European penetration into the Ottoman Empire 11th week Relocation – immigration movements in Tsarist Russia. Epidemics in Pontus 12th week European Consulates in Pontus 13th week Ethnic groups living together with the Greeks of Pontus. Reforms (Tanzimat). The Ottoman Empire under pressure
Pontus, Greeks of Pontus, Ottoman Empire, Black Sea, Consulates
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
  • visits to Archives-Libraries
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of PC for Teaching Use of communication technology (e-mail, website)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities150.5
Written assigments150.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • map (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Άρτ. Ξανθοπούλου-Κυριακού – Ευρ. Γεωργανόπουλος – Κυρ. Χατζηκυριακίδης, Οι Έλληνες του Πόντου και η Οθωμανική Αυτοκρατορία (1461-1923), Αρχείον Πόντου – Παράρτημα 36, Επιτροπή Ποντιακών Μελετών, Αθήνα 2015
Additional bibliography for study
Οδ. Λαμψίδης, «Η Τουρκοκρατία στον Μικρασιατικό Πόντο», Αρχείον Πόντου, 33 (1975-1976), 115-208 Οδ. Λαμψίδης, «Η Τουρκοκρατία στον Μικρασιατικό Πόντο», Αρχείον Πόντου, 34 (1977-1978) Χρ. Σαμουηλίδης, Ιστορία του Ποντιακού Ελληνισμού, εκδοτ. Οίκος Αφών Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 1992 Ι. Κ. Χασιώτης (επιμ.), Οι Έλληνες της Ρωσίας και της Σοβιετικής Ένωσης, Θεσσαλονίκη 1997 D. Panzac, La peste dans l’Empire Οttoman 1700-1850, Louvain 1985. Θεοδ. Κυριακίδης, «Απρόσκλητοι και ανεπιθύμητοι επισκέπτες στην πόλη: επιδημικές ασθένειες στην ύστερη οθωμανική Τραπεζούντα (18ος – 19ος αι.), στο συλλογικό τόμο Ε Ιστορικά της Ελευθεροτυπίας με τίτλο: Η σφαγή των Ποντίων, Μάιος 2009, σ. 9-38 Βρετανικές προξενικές εκθέσεις, PRO/ FO 195/294 (1847-1870) Charles Issawi, The economic history of Turkey 1800-1914, Σικάγο, Λονδίνο 1980. Üner Α. Turgay, “Trade and Merchants in Nineteenth-Century Trabzon: Elements of Ethnic Conflict”, Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire, ed. Benjamin Braude and Bernard Lewis, τ. 1, Λονδίνο 1982, σ. 287-318. Κυριάκος Στ. Χατζηκυριακίδης, Το Ελντοράντο της Ανατολής. Η διείσδυση των ευρωπαϊικών εταιρειών στα μεταλλεία της Μ. Ασίας (1861-1923), Θεσσαλονίκη 2008.
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