History of Slavic countries

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course offers a picture of Central and Eastern Europe, with particular regard to the Slavic countries, providing the essential geographical, cartographical, historical and historiographical elements to place the processes of social, economic and political development inherent in that area within a transcultural and transnational perspective from the early-modern to the modern age.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have acquired knowledge of the main events of the history of Central and Eastern Europe and the Slavic countries between the 19th and 20th centuries (with debts referring to periods immediately before or after) of the main historiographical interpretations of which they were subjected. They will have an account of the political-institutional, socio-economic and cultural performance of the area considered, being able to place the most representative events and figures in their chronological and geographical contexts. The student will be able to use language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, in a clear and effective form, concepts of a political, institutional, economic, and religious nature; they will be able to read critically historiographical works and use the main tools, including digital tools, for the research and analysis of sources. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance. 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: The Slavs in the Great Empires between 19th and 20th Century. Economic, cultural and political aspirations.
Module 1: General Outline of History of Eastern Europe from the Balkans to Russia (1815-1919).
Module 2: Slavic Peoples from the Balkans to Russia between 19th and 20th Century.
Module 3: Empire-Nation Dialectic between Conservatism and Reforms.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
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 one of the following volumes:
- Georges Castellan, Storia dei Balcani, Argo, Lecce, 1999, or in the original French edition Georges Castellan, Histoire des Balkans, Fayard, Paris, 1991 (in both cases only chapters IX-XV).
- Charles and Barbara Jelavich, The Establishment of Balkan National States (1804-1920), University of Washington Press, Seattle; London, 1977.

- 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 (one in list A and one in list B):
- List A:
- Georges Castellan, Storia dei Balcani, Argo, Lecce, 1999, or in the original French edition Georges Castellan, Histoire des Balkans, Fayard, Paris, 1991 (in both cases only chapters IX-XV).
- Charles and Barbara Jelavich, The Establishment of Balkan National States (1804-1920), University of Washington Press, Seattle; London, 1977.
- List B:
- Erik Goldstein, Gli accordi di pace dopo la Grande Guerra (1919-1925), il Mulino, Bologna, 2005 (or in the original English edition Erik Goldstein, The First world War and the Peace settlements, 1919-1925, Longman, London, 2002).
- Jean-Jacques Becker, Le traité de Versailles, Presses universitaires de France, Paris 2002.
Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
- Textbook: G. Lami, Storia dell'Europa orientale, Mondadori Education-Le Monnier Università, Milano-Firenze, 2019.
- Knowledge of two of the following volumes (one in list A and one in list B):
- List A:
- Georges Castellan, Storia dei Balcani, Argo, Lecce, 1999, or in the original French edition Georges Castellan, Histoire des Balkans, Fayard, Paris, 1991 (in both cases only chapters IX-XV).
- Charles and Barbara Jelavich, The Establishment of Balkan National States (1804-1920), University of Washington Press, Seattle; London, 1977.
- List B:
- Erik Goldstein, Gli accordi di pace dopo la Grande Guerra (1919-1925), il Mulino, Bologna, 2005 (or in the original English edition Erik Goldstein, The First world War and the Peace settlements, 1919-1925, Longman, London, 2002).
- Jean-Jacques Becker, Le traité de Versailles, Presses universitaires de France, Paris 2002.

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Textbook: G. Lami, Storia dell'Europa orientale, Mondadori Education-Le Monnier Università, Milano-Firenze, 2019.
- Knowledge of four of the following volumes (one in list A, one in list B, one in list C, one in list D).
- List A:
- Georges Castellan, Storia dei Balcani, Argo, Lecce, 1999, or in the original French edition Georges Castellan, Histoire des Balkans, Fayard, Paris, 1991 (in both cases only chapters IX-XV).
- Charles and Barbara Jelavich, The Establishment of Balkan National States (1804-1920), University of Washington Press, Seattle; London, 1977.
- List B:
- Erik Goldstein, Gli accordi di pace dopo la Grande Guerra (1919-1925), il Mulino, Bologna, 2005 (or in the original English edition Erik Goldstein, The First world War and the Peace settlements, 1919-1925, Longman, London, 2002).
- Jean-Jacques Becker, Le traité de Versailles, Presses universitaires de France, Paris 2002.
- List C:
- Giulia Lami, La questione ucraina fra '800 e '900, Cuem, Milano, 2005.
- Andreas Kappeler, Petite histoire de l'Ukraine, Institut d'études slaves, Paris, 1997.
- Paul Robert Magocsi, History of Ukraine, University of Toronto press, Toronto, 2010, pp. 305-520.
- List D:
- Giulia Lami (a cura di), 1905: l'altra rivoluzione russa, Cuem, Milano, 2007.
- Giulia Lami, Europe centrale et orientale au 19. siècle d'après les voyages du romancier et journaliste suisse Victor Tissot, Champion, Paris, 2013.
- Ann Reid, Borderland: A journey through the history of Ukraine, Westwiew, Boulder, 2000.

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English or in French) for exam preparation.
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
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
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