History of Eastern Europe

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of Modern Eastern Europe and the guidelines and historiographical languages relating to the period under review. The course also aims to provide lexical and conceptual tools suitable for both scientific and popular historical communication
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to introduce participants to the historical reflection on Eastern Europe between the 19th and 20th centuries with appropriate references to previous and subsequent periods, opening them to the use of published and unpublished sources and the printed and online bibliographic tools essential for the study of the period under consideration. Through the analysis of concrete examples, students will be introduced to different methodologies of historical investigation and the study of archival documentation. At the end of the course students will be able to critically read primary sources and scientific texts relating to the historical period under consideration and develop independent reflections on the main historical and historiographical issues. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom: in particular, through critical reflection on documents and texts proposed for individual analysis and participation in seminar activities. These will be expressed during the course, through presentation and discussion by the students - individually or in groups - regarding documents proposed by the instructor.
Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Tradition and Innovation in Eastern Central Europe between 19th and 20th centuries. The four great empires compared.
Module 1: General Outline of History of Eastern Europe from the Balkans to Russia (1815-1919).
Module 2: Tradition and Innovation in Eastern Central Europe between 19th and 20th centuries from the Balkans to Russia.
Module 3: A case study: Partitioned Poland: Lands and Peoples. The Ukrainian case.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the admission to the MA degree in historical science
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
In addition to frontal lectures, team works and/or individual presentations are envisaged
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2).
- Textbook: G. Lami, Storia dell'Europa orientale, Mondadori Education-Le Monnier Università, Milano-Firenze, 2019.
- Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
1. Georges Castellan, Storia dei Balcani, Argo, Lecce, 1999, only chapters IX-XV (or in French edition Georges Castellan, Histoire des Balkans, Fayard, Paris, 1991, only chapters IX-XV).
2. Jörn Leonhard e Ulrike von Hirschhausen, Imperi e stati nazionali nell'Ottocento, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2015.
The volumes 1 and 2 can be replaced by only one of the following volumes
.J-P. Bled, L'agonie d'une monarchie. Histoire de l'Autriche-Hongrie 1914-1920, Taillandier, Paris, 2014.
S. McMeekin, The Ottoman Endgame. War, Revolution and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923, Allen Lane, London, 2015.
- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3).
- Textbook: G. Lami, Storia dell'Europa orientale, Mondadori Education-Le Monnier Università, Milano-Firenze, 2019.
- Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
1. Georges Castellan, Storia dei Balcani, Argo, Lecce, 1999, only chapters IX-XV (or in French edition Georges Castellan, Histoire des Balkans, Fayard, Paris, 1991, only chapters IX-XV).
2. Jörn Leonhard e Ulrike von Hirschhausen, Imperi e stati nazionali nell'Ottocento, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2015.
The volumes 1 and 2 can be replaced by only one of the followings volumes
.J-P. Bled, L'agonie d'une monarchie. Histoire de l'Autriche-Hongrie 1914-1920, Taillandier, Paris, 2014.
S. McMeekin, The Ottoman Endgame. War, Revolution and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923, Allen Lane, London, 2015.
And one volume chosen among the following three:
G. Lami, La questione ucraina fra '800 e '900, Cuem, Milano, 2005.
A. Kappeler, Petite histoire de l'Ukraine, Institut d'etudes slaves, Paris, 1997.
P. R. Magocsi, History of Ukraine, University of Toronto press, Toronto, 2010, pp. 305-520.

Non-attending students:

- Programme for 6 cfu:
- Textbook: G. Lami, Storia dell'Europa orientale, Mondadori Education-Le Monnier Università, Milano-Firenze, 2019.
- Knowledge of three of the following volumes:
1. Georges Castellan, Storia dei Balcani, Argo, Lecce, 1999, only chapters IX-XV ( or in French edition Georges Castellan, Histoire des Balkans, Fayard, Paris, 1991, only chapters IX-XV).
2. Jörn Leonhard e Ulrike von Hirschhausen, Imperi e stati nazionali nell'Ottocento, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2015.
3. G. Lami, 1905. L'altra rivoluzione russa, Cuem, Milano, 2007, pp. 5-162.
The volumes 1 e 2 can be replaced by only one of the following volumes:
J-P. Bled, François-Joseph, Perrin, Paris.
L. Wolff, The idea of Galicia: history and fantasy in Habsburg political culture, University press, Stanford, California, 2010.
- Programme for 9 cfu:
- Textbook: G. Lami, Storia dell'Europa orientale, Mondadori Education-Le Monnier Università, Milano-Firenze, 2019.
- Knowledge of three of the following volumes:
1. Georges Castellan, Storia dei Balcani, Argo, Lecce, 1999, only chapters IX-XV ( or in French edition Georges Castellan, Histoire des Balkans, Fayard, Paris, 1991, only chapters IX-XV).
2. Jörn Leonhard e Ulrike von Hirschhausen, Imperi e stati nazionali nell'Ottocento, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2015.
3. G. Lami, 1905. L'altra rivoluzione russa, Cuem, Milano, 2007, pp. 5-162.
The volumes 1 e 2 can be replaced by only one of the following volumes:
.J-P. Bled, François-Joseph, Perrin, Paris.
L. Wolff, The idea of Galicia: history and fantasy in Habsburg political culture,
University press, Stanford, California, 2010.
- And knowledge of the following volumes: 1 and 2, or 3 and 4, or 5 and 6:
1. G. Lami, La questione ucraina fra '800 e '900, Cuem, Milano, 2005.

2. R. Pipes, I tre «perché» della rivoluzione russa, Soveria Mannelli, Rubettino, 2006 (or in English edition R. Pipes, Three «whys» of the Russian revolution, Vintage books, New York, 1997).

3. A. Kappeler, Petite histoire de l'Ukraine, Institut d'études slaves, Paris, 1997.

4. Michel Gurfinkiel, Le roman d'Odessa, Du Rocher, Paris, 2005.

5. P. R. Magocsi, History of Ukraine, University of Toronto press, Toronto, 2010, pp. 305-520.
6. T. Richardson, Kaleidoscopic Odessa: history and place in contemporary Ukraine, University of Toronto press, Toronto, 2008.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral interrogation
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
- Method of communication of the assessment results of mid-term evaluation: Ariel site
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/03 - HISTORY OF EASTERN EUROPE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/03 - HISTORY OF EASTERN EUROPE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/03 - HISTORY OF EASTERN EUROPE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours