H645 | 2985 | Bucur

3:35-5:30P     R     BH221

Topic:  Problems in East European Historiography
A portion of the above section reserved for majors

This course offers an introduction to 15 important themes in the
history of Eastern Europe during the modern period.  We will examine
critically the assumptions imbedded in the standard historiography of
this area and some of the challenges that have emerged out of
different methodological and theoretical concerns over the past
decade.  Topics covered will extend from definitions of Eastern Europe
to the development of cultural nationalism and the role of churches in
this process, the peasant problem, the development of the professional
intelligentsia since the nineteenth century, nationalism and
communism, and dissidence under communism.  The specific questions we
will address range from the political to the social, cultural, and
economic realms.

This course is required for all those who want to major or minor in
the East European field and will most likely be offered again in 2003.