JSB252 Contemporary Balkans

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Pavel Krejčí, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavel Pilch (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Stehlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Václav Štěpánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Václav Štěpánek, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Pavel Pilch
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Wed 16:00–17:40 D51
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This course presents a basic geographic, political, social and economic characteristic of the Balkan Peninsula and the countries in Southeastern Europe (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo and Greece). On successful completion of the course student will acquire necessary knowledge and arguing skills on the ethnic and linguistic structure of the population, life and institutions of these countries as well as their cultural specifics. In this way he acquires a complex overview of the whole Southeastern Europe.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge of modern history of Balkan countries, have a broader and more solid understanding of key aspects of social life in the Balkan countries.
Syllabus
  • - Geographic, administrative and political characteristics of Balkans, introducing the terminology, Balkan peninsula, South-Eastern Europe, language map of the Balkans.
  • - Historic and cultural characteristic of Balkans, nations and ethnic groups in Balkans, religious map of the Balkans.
  • - Geographic, administrative, political, historic, cultural, social and economic characteristics of Croatia.
  • - Geographic, administrative, political, historic, cultural, social and economic characteristics of Serbia.
  • - Geographic, administrative, political, historic, cultural, social and economic characteristics of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • - Geographic, administrative, political, historic, cultural, social and economic characteristics of Montenegro.
  • - Geographic, administrative, political, historic, cultural, social and economic characteristics of Albania.
  • - Geographic, administrative, political, historic, cultural, social and economic characteristics of North Macedonia.
  • - Geographic, administrative, political, historic, cultural, social and economic characteristics of Bulgaria.
  • - Geographic, administrative, political, historic, cultural, social and economic characteristics of Romania.
  • - Geographic, administrative, political, historic, cultural, social and economic characteristics of Kosovo.
  • - Geographic, administrative, political, historic, cultural, social and economic characteristics of Greece and Cyprus.
  • - Final recapitulation.
Literature
    recommended literature
  • PELIKÁN, Jan, Tomáš CHROBÁK, Jan RYCHLÍK, Stanislav TUMIS, Ondřej VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ and Ondřej ŽÍLA. Státy západního Balkánu v uplynulém čtvrtstoletí a perspektivy jejich vývoje. Vydání první. Praha: Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 2016. 464 stran. ISBN 9788073086480. info
  • TODOROVA, Marija Nikolaeva. Imagining the Balkans. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. xi, 257. ISBN 0195087518. info
  • MAZOWER, Mark. The Balkans : from the end of Byzantium to the present day. pbk ed. London: Phoenix, 2001. viii, 176. ISBN 9781842125441. info
  • ŠESTÁK, Miroslav. Dějiny jihoslovanských zemí. Praha: Lidové noviny, 1998. 756 s. ISBN 80-7106-266-9. info
  • HLADKÝ, Ladislav. Bosenská otázka v 19. a 20. století. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2005. 388 s. ISBN 8021036745. info
  • RYCHLÍK, Jan and Milan PERENĆEVIĆ. Dějiny Chorvatska. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2007. 576 s. ISBN 9788071068853. info
  • PELIKÁN, Jan. Dějiny Srbska. Vyd. 1. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2005. 670 s. ISBN 8071066710. info
  • RYCHLÍK, Jan. Dějiny Bulharska. Vyd. 1. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2000. 508 s. ISBN 80-7106-404-1. info
  • HRADEČNÝ, Pavel. Dějiny Řecka. 2., dopl. a rozš. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2007. 768 s. ISBN 80-7106-192-1. info
  • HRADEČNÝ, Pavel, Ladislav HLADKÝ, Virgjil MONARI, František ŠÍSTEK and Pavla HRADEČNÁ. Dějiny Albánie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2008. 716 s. ISBN 9788071069393. info
  • RYCHLÍK, Jan and Miroslav KOUBA. Dějiny Makedonie. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2003. 458 s. ISBN 80-7106-642-7. info
  • Dějiny Rumunska. Edited by Kurt W. Treptow. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2000. 543 s. ISBN 8071063487. info
  • Strategije simbolične izgradnje nacije u državama Jugoistočne Europe. Edited by Vjeran Pavlaković - Goran Korov, Translated by Marina Čižmešija Wi. Zagreb: Srednja Europa, 2016. ix, 258. ISBN 9789537963552. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, home reading, class discussion.
Assessment methods
The course consists of thematically autonomous lectures of several scholars specialized in the Balkans. Prerequisites for granting the credit: regular attendance and solid home preparation on weekly basis, participation in class discussion. There is going to be a final written exam, which concentrates on the student’s knowledge of the studied countries as well as the Balkans as a historically and culturally distinct region of Europe.
Language of instruction
Czech
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