Fundamentals of History of Southeast Europe in the 19th Century
Lecturer(s): izr. prof. dr. Stergar Rok
A presentation of the fundamental historical processes in the history of SE Europe at the time in question. The students are acquainted with the events in the economy, politics and culture, and with the changes of social structures. Emphasis lies on the following thematic groups:
- development of the modern nations and the process of the formation of nation states, with the simultaneous weakening of the dominant forces (Turkey, Austria-Hungary), and the influence of the European forces on the developments;
- the introduction of unified and modernised literary languages and the process of the unification of culture when faced with regional and local languages, tongues and cultures;
- the modernisation of social structures alongside the weakening of the traditional forms of social organisation;
- the beginnings of industrialisation and the development of modern traffic (railway network, steamboat traffic).
With the presentation and analysis of the events and processes, the students are acquainted with key sources and relevant literature.