Medieval History of Southeast Europe

Medieval History of Southeast Europe

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Mlacović Dušan, izr. prof. dr. Mlinar Janez

Content

Structural framework of the course;
- genesis of terminology with spatial and chronological definition of the term SE Europe,

Slavic settlement,
- directions and settlement stages,
- economic and social development stage of the Slavs upon settlement,
- native influences on the Slavs,

Formation of medieval society (7th century - – 11th century),
- ethnogenesis of individual ethnic groups,
- SE Europe as a space of mixed interests of the Frankish or German empire and Byzantine,
- Christianization of SE Europe,
- Formation of individual political centres in the area of SE Europe as the beginning of later medieval Balkan states,
- political, social and economic development in individual nations,

SE Europe among Hungary, Venice and Byzantine (11th – 15th century),
- decline of the Byzantine Empire,
- strengthening of central authority in Balkan states,
- political, social and economic development of individual political forms in SE Europe,

Decline of medieval Balkan states,
- centrifugal forces in medieval Balkan states, Emergence of Turks as the future decisive force in SE Europe and their gradual domination.