Fundamentals of Slovenian History in Early Modern Times
Lecturer(s): izr. prof. dr. Jerše Sašo, red. prof. dr. Simoniti Vasko
The following thematic groups are emphasised: the formation of provincial classes and the monarchy-class duality; wars and the rounding off of the Hapsburg hereditary property; the political division of Slovenian ethnic territory; demographical movements from the middle of the 15th to the middle of the 18th centuries; economic development in the 15th and 16th centuries; Turkish raids in the 15th century; the collonisation of the 'Uskoki'; the development of the military organisation and the connections between Inner Austrian provinces; towns and the bourgeoisie; the position of the subjects and the peasant uprisings; the Church and spiritual circumstances since the foundation of the Ljubljana diocese to the beginnings of the Reformation; Protestantism until the first Slovenian book and the translation of the Bible; monarchic Counter-Reformation and the Catholic restoration; confessional absolutism; Turkish raids into Prekmurje in the 17th century; the Austrian-Venetian war; the economic crisis of the 17th century; the stratification of the peasant population; the characteristics of the land seigneury in the 17th and 18th centuries; the peasant uprisings in the 17th and in the beginning of the 18th century; changes in the structure of the nobility; the increase in superstition and witchcraft; the cultural flowering in the second half of the 17th century; the height of the Baroque; the role of Trieste; the enforcement of legal absolutism; the economic development in the first half of the 18th century; the reforms of Maria Theresa and their significance.