This course is an introduction to the history of Southeastern Europe since the 1790s. Each week's work will examine a key episode in Balkan affairs through a combination of lectures, readings, and discussion of associated issues. The class will not follow the history of any one Balkan country comprehensively. Instead, we will direct our attention to relevant developments which address questions like these:
1. How does Balkan history relate to European history?
2. What is a nation, a nationality, an ethnic group?
3. What has nationalism meant for the Balkans?