The assigned reading for the course consists of the following monographs/volumes and a photocopy packet of readings.
The books which may be purchased are:
Ricardo Picchio & Harvey Goldblatt (eds.), Aspects of the Slavic Language Question, (New Haven: Yale Consilium on Russian and East European-Studies, 1984) (distribution: Slavica, Columbus, Ohio) .
Leften Stavrianos, The Balkans since 1453 (New York, 1958)
Peter Sugar, Southeastern Europe under Ottoman Rule, 1354--804 (Seattle and London, 1977)
The weekly topics for the course will be as follows:
1. European cultural regions in South-East Europe in the Early Modern history and problems of their comparative research;
2. Constantine the Philosopher (14th-15th centuries): Bulgaro-Serbian interculturalism in the disappearing Byzantine Commonwealth;
3. Ivan Vitez od Sredne/Johhanes Vitez de Zredna/ (1405-1472) and Ivan Cesmicki /Janus Pannonius/ (1434-1472): Croato-Hungarian Humanism and the "Turkish peril";
4. Primoz Trubar (1508-1586): Slovenian Protestantism, new link between German and Slavic worlds?;
5. Juraj Krizanic (1618-1683): Croats and South Slavs between Rome and Moscow;
6. Pavao Ritter Vitezovic (1652-1713). Origins of the modern Croatian national ideology: Pan-Croatism or/and Pan-Slavism;
7. Dorde Brankovic (1645-1711): Illusions of Serbian Illyrianism;
S. Jovan Rajic (1726-1801) and Dositej Obradovic (1739-1811): Serbian Enlightenment and Early Romanticism;
9. Pajsije Hilandarski's "Slavo-Bulgarian History" (1762) and the origins of the modern Bulgarian national ideology;
10. Janko Draskovic' (1770-18O6):- Croatian-Hungarian constitutionalism. Illyrianism and the Croatian "Age of reforms";
11. South Slavic national ideologies at the beginning of the 19th century: a comparison.
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