||Weekly Class Schedule
||History of the Balkans
||Tuesdays 13:00-15:00 / Thursdays 11:00-11:50
||It is a prerequisite to
||Aliye Fatma Mataraci
||Office Hours Schedule
||Tuesdays 16:00-17:00 / Thursdays 10:00-11:00
||Office / Room No
||This course provides a thematic historical survey of the formative processes of political, social and economic change which have played
paramount roles in shaping the evolution and development of the Balkans. The main themes covered include: geographical and linguistic
conceptions of the Balkans; the Balkans in ancient, medieval and early modern times; the legacies of Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire and
the Habsburg Empire; the impact of the region’s powerful Russian and Germanic neighbours; the emergence of the Eastern Question; the
emergence of Balkan national states.
||Bideleux & Jeffries, R. & I. (2007). A History of Eastern Europe: Crisis and Change. New York: Routledge.
Barbara Jelavich. History of the Balkans: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Vol. 1, Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1983
||After successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Explain and discuss both primary and secondary sources related with the history of Balkans
- Analyze Balkan history in historical, socio-economic, cultural and religious contexts
- Explain history of the Balkans; its main events and themes
- Discuss the impacts of the legacies of Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire on the Balkans
- Explain the emergence of the Eastern Question and the Balkan national states
||Lectures, class discussions, quizzes, screenings, written assignments and class presentations
||Introduction to the course, expectations and requirements
||Geographical and Linguistic Conceptions of the Balkans
||Textbook, Introduction, Section 1
||The Balkan Peninsula in the Graeco-Roman Period
||Textbook, Part 1, Section 2
||The Byzantine Ascendancy and Its Impact, AD 395-1204. Student Presentations
||Textbook, Part 1, Section 3
||The Crusades, the Emergence of South Slav Polities and the Decline of Byzantium, 1095-1453. Quiz 1.
||Textbook, Part 1, Section 4
||The Rise of the Ottoman State in the Balkans, 1326-1453. Student Presentations.
||Textbook, Part 1, Section 5
||The Balkans during the Heyday of the Ottoman Power, 1453-1686. Student Presentations.
||Textbook, Part 1, Section 6
||The Balkans during the Waning of the Ottoman Power, 1687-1921. Student Presentations
||Textbook, Part 1, Section 7
||The Balkans during the Waning of the Ottoman Power (cont.) Student Presentations
||Textbook, Part 1, Section 7
||The Emergence of Balkan National States, 1817-1913. Quiz 2
||Textbook, Part 1, Section 8
||The National Issue in the Habsburg Empire. Student Presentations.
||Barbara Jelavich, Chapter 6
||The Great Powers and the “Eastern Question”. Student Presentations
||Barbara Jelavich, Chapter 7
||The Cataclysmic Impact of War on the Balkans, 1912–18.Written assignment
||Textbook, Part 1, Section 9
||Review and discussion