History | Nationalism in Balkans: 1804-1923
D325 | 2988 | Bucur-Deckard

A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section carries culture studies credit
Above section open to undergraduates only
D325:  REEI graduate students register for REEI R500


This course will lead you through the political entanglements, Great
Power conflicts, social relations, and rich cultural life that worked
together to transform the peoples of the Balkan peninsula from
subjects of the Ottoman Empire to independent countries and
participants in European affairs.  During the nineteenth century the
developments in this area were both dynamic and traumatic for the
inhabitants of these lands and tell a different story about modern
European history than that told from the French, British, or German
perspectives.  This course will focus on these differences important
for understanding not only Balkan, but also European history at
large, and even wider developments, such as the origins of WWI.

There will two partial examinations, a midterm (20%) and a final (25
%), a 5 page paper (15%), and in-class participation (40%).

Textbook:  Charles and Barbara Jelavich, The Establishment of the
Balkan National State, 1804-1920; Novel:  Ivo Andric, The Bridge on
the Drina; and a course packet.