Academic Catalog

HIST219 BALKAN HISTORY I

Course Code: 2400219
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: History
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MER TURAN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

In history, the Balkans was the cross road of various races, religions and cultures. Turks, Bulgarians, Albanians, Serbs, Croats, Greeks, Romanians and Slovens have been the main Balkan nationalities. Greece, Rome, Byzantium and the Ottomans governed the peninsula in different periods. The different conditions and characteristics of these empires and the experiences of the nationalities constituted them will be evaluated. From the late 18th century until the mid-nineteenth century, the nationalist movements and ethnic conflicts, their external dimensions and internal dynamics will also be explored.