History of Slavic Countries

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
40
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 and to the general history of Europe) and 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
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in synchronous format via Teams, secondly in asynchronous format via Ariel (audio files, video, pdf).
On the course page on Ariel, students will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any changes to the programme and its related documents (bibliography etc) in case of lockdown.
Finally, in case it proves impossible to hold the exam face to face, the exam will take place remotely, in ways which will be communicated on the course page on Ariel at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Empire and Nation in Central and Eastern Europe between 19th and 20th century
Part 1: General Outline of History of Eastern Europe from the Balkans to Russia (1815-1919).
Part 2: Empire and Nation in Central and Eastern Europe between 19th and 20th century
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, even in the context of remote teaching, 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 (parts 1 and 2).
- Textbook: G. Lami, Storia dell'Europa orientale, Mondadori Education-Le Monnier Università, Milano-Firenze, 2019.
- Knowledge of the following two volumes:
1. Egidio Ivetic, I Balcani dopo i Balcani. Eredità e identità, Ed. Salerno 2015.
2. Giorgio Del Zanna, La fine dell'impero ottomano, Il Mulino 2012.

Non-attending students:
Programme for 6 cfu:
- Textbook: G. Lami, Storia dell'Europa orientale, Mondadori Education-Le Monnier Università, Milano-Firenze, 2019.
Knowledge of the following three volumes:
1. Egidio Ivetic, I Balcani dopo i Balcani. Eredità e identità, Ed. Salerno, Roma, 2015
2. Giorgio Del Zanna, La fine dell'impero ottomano, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2012.
3. Jean-Paul P. Bled, Bismarck, Ed. Salerno, Roma, 2015.

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.
M-STO/03 - HISTORY OF EASTERN EUROPE - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours