Fundamentals of Mediaeval History of Southeast Europe

Fundamentals of Mediaeval History of Southeast Europe

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): akad. red. prof. dr. Štih Peter, doc. dr. Mlacović Dušan, izr. prof. dr. Mlinar Janez

Content

Structural framework of the course:
- the genesis of the terminology with a space and time definition of the concept of SE Europe;

Slav settlement:
- directions and phases of the settlement,
- economic and social development of the Slavs at the time of the settlement,
- influences of the natives on the Slavs;

Formation of a mediaeval society (7th–11th century):
- ethnogenesis of individual ethnic groups,
- SE Europe as an area of conflicting interests of the Frankish or German kingdom and Byzantium,
- Christianisation in SE Europe,
- the formation of individual political centres in the area of SE Europe functioning as the beginnings of the later mediaeval Balkan countries,
- the political, social, and economic development in individual nations;

SE Europe between Hungary, Venice and Byzantium (11th–15th century):
- the demise of the Byzantine empire,
- the strengthening of central authority in Balkan countries,
- the political, social, and economic development of individual political formations in SE Europe;

The fall of the mediaeval Balkan countries:
- centrifugal forces in mediaeval Balkan countries,
- the arrival of the Turks as a future decisive force in SE Europe and their gradual domination.