Lecturer : D. I. Loizos
History Office : DC 532
Office Hours : MWF 12:00-13:00
John V. A. Fine, Jr. The Early Medieval Balkans.
John V. A. Fine, Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans.
William Miller. The Latins in the Levant. A History of Frankish Greece (on reserve).
Dimitri Obolenski. The Byzantine Commonwealth. Eastern Europe 500-1453.
Peter F. Sugar. South-eastern Europe under the Ottoman Rule 1354-1804.
The Balkan Peoples from the Slavic appearance to Ottoman Conquest
The Moravian State & Piast Poland
The Medieval Hungarian State
Mid-October [exact date to be announced]: Titles, Outlines & Bibliographies of Essays Due
The Polish Lithuanian State
Early November [exact date to be announced]: Mid-Term Test
The Franks in Greece
Ottoman Greece & Balkans
The First Revolutions against the Ottoman Turks
Mid-November [exact date to be announced]: Essays Due
Discussion on the submitted essays
All assignments will be submitted in both electronic (computer diskette) and printed form (printed copy).
You must write an essay on a specific historical topic for this course. You should give the professor a sheet with the title, an outline, and bibliography along with your full name and course title. In the report, you must examine the validity of a historical hypothesis or narrate and explain (using a thesis statement) the historical significance of a specific event that HAS NOT been discussed thoroughly in class. For ideas look at the suggested topics below and consult with your professor. The report should be no more than 6 double spaced pages long (1,500 words). A typed copy & a computer diskette should be submitted.
GRADING POLICY & IMPORTANT NOTES
All topics are subject to professor's approval.
You cannot make up your mind about Essay topics after the day titles and outlines are due.
If you deliver your assignment after the day it is due, your grade on it will be lowered by one letter grade for every day of delay. If you fail to be present when your essay is discussed or it is not typed, your grade on it will be lowered by one letter grade.
Mid-Term = 30%
Final = 50%
Essay = 20%
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SOME SUGGESTED BROAD TOPICS FOR YOUR ESSAYS
The topics below must be narrowed down in consultation with your professor. Please, make sure there are enough sources in the library for the topic you have narrowed down. Research the topic well before you submit it.
1. Byzantine influence on the Slavs
2. The "Despotate of Epirus"
3. Latin States in the Balkans
4. Conflicts of Hungarians and Slavs
5. The case of Fallmerayer's theory
6. Plethon Gemistos
7. Kosmas Aetolos
8. The Partitions of Poland
9. Medieval Lithuania
10. Life under the Turks in the Balkans
11. The Greek "koinotites"
12. The Greek Enlightenment
13. Trade in the Balkans in the 17th & 18th centuries
14. Travelers' impression of the Balkans
15. The 1770s Russian intervention in the Balkans
16. The Jannisaries
17. A. Koraes and the Greek awakening
18. Phanariote administration in Wallachia & Moldavia
19. The Orthodox Church under the Turkish domination
20. Administration in medieval Poland
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