Course: Making of Modern Eastern European States

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Course title Making of Modern Eastern European States
Course code KAP/MSVE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Rosůlek Přemysl, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
- Characteristics of South East and East Europe at the turn of the 19th century; - General characterization of statehood and national liberation movements in South East and East Europe at the turn of the 19th century; - The effects of the disintegration of multinational empires (the Ottoman Empire, the Habsburg Empire and Tsarist Russia) on South East and East Europe; - The development of South East and East Europe since WWI until the present day within the European context; - The development of individual countries of the South East and East European region (from Montenegro to Bulgaria and Moldova) and related states of South Europe (Hungary, USSR or Russia); - Present-day political systems of South East and East Europe.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Seminar
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Graduates will acquire knowledge necessary to explain and analyze the gradual development of the modern state within the area of East Europe. They will be able to classify basic types of statehood and to identify main aspects of modern statehood and to apply them on state structures existing in the region of East Europe. Graduates will be able to analyze particular case studies of East European states, to identify key and important attributes of the development of their statehood in history, to analyze their present state according to the attributes of modern statehood, and to classify them into one of the main types of states existing today. Students will be familiar with political specificities of East and South East Europe from the beginning of national liberation movements in the post-Napoleonic period to the present day. Students will understand the period after the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, Habsburg Empire and tsarist Russia with the emphasis on the development after WWI until the present day. Students will acquire the knowledge of current political systems of the countries in East and South East Europe and their mutual relations.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Multimedia supported teaching
assessment methods
Written exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Dějiny jihoslovanských zemí. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 1998. ISBN 80-7106-266-9.
  • Dějiny Ukrajiny.
  • Cabada, Ladislav. Nové demokracie střední a východní Evropy. Praha : Oeconomica, 2008. ISBN 978-80-245-1388-1.
  • Glenny, Misha. Balkán 1804-1999 : nacionalismus, válka a velmoci. Praha : BB art, 2003. ISBN 80-7257-976-2.
  • Hradečný, Pavel; Hladký, Ladislav,; Monari, Virgjil; Šístek, František,; Burdová Hradečná, Pavla. Dějiny Albánie. Vyd. 1. Praha : NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7106-939-3.
  • Kontler, László. Dějiny Maďarska. 2., dopl. vyd. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2002. ISBN 80-7106-616-8.
  • Pelikán, Jan. Dějiny Srbska. Vyd. 1. Praha : Lidové noviny, 2004. ISBN 80-7106-671-0.
  • Pirjevec, Jože. Jugoslávie 1918-1992 : vznik, vývoj a rozpad Karadjordjevićovy a Titovy Jugoslávie. Praha : Argo, 2000. ISBN 80-7203-277-1.
  • Rosůlek, Přemysl. Dějiny Makedonie. Navýchod ISSN 1214-2522 Roč. 3, č. 6 (2003), s. 22. 2003.
  • Rychlík, Jan. Dějiny Bulharska. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2002. ISBN 80-7106-497-1.
  • Řezník, Miloš. Formování moderního národa : (evropské "dlouhé" 19. století). Vyd. 1. Praha : Triton, 2003. ISBN 80-7254-406-3.
  • Řezník, Miloš. Polsko. 1. vyd. Praha : Libri, 2002. ISBN 80-7277-129-9.
  • Serzyk, W. Ivan IV Hrozný. Car vší Rusi a stvořitel samoděržaví.. NLN, 2004.
  • Švankmajer, Milan. Dějiny Ruska. null. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2004. ISBN 80-7106-658-3.
  • Treptow, Kurt W. Dějiny Rumunska. Praha : Lidové noviny, 2000. ISBN 80-7106-348-7.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts International Relations and East European Studies (11-5) Social sciences 2 Winter