HIST 319

The Playground of Empires: Eastern Europe and the Balkans in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Prerequisite: GOVT 109, HIST 143, or HIST 144. Eastern Europe and the Balkans were traditional European borderlands for centuries. Due to the regions’ positions between expanding and contracting empires, they have been the “playground” of the Great Powers for the last three centuries. This course examines these struggles and the various reactions of the indigenous populations to the competing empires from the late 18th to the 21st centuries. Offered every three years. III.W, V.1, V.7

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