Harvard University,  FAS
Spring 1998

History 1519

The Modern Balkans

Maria N. Todorova


Catalog Number: 1781
Half course (spring term).
M., W., (F.), at 11.
EXAM GROUP: 4

The history of the independant Balkan states (Greece, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, Albania, and partly Turkey) during the 19th and 20th centuries. Special attention is given to Balken nationalism, its roots, evolution and various manifestations. The modernization of rural societies of the Balkans, state and nation building are major problems of comparative analysis. Other topics include ethnic conflict and/or accomodation, inter-Balkan relations, the role of the great powers in the region. A close look will be given to contemporary developments in the Balkans, especially the Yugoslav crisis.


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