School: Social Sciences
Academic Unit: Social Anthropology and History
Level of studies: Undergraduate
Course code: H-267 Semester: 3st
Course Title: Contemporary European History (late 18th to early 20th cc.)
Independent teaching activities Weekly teaching hours Credits
Lectures 3 5
Course type: General Background
Prerequisite courses: None
Language of instruction and examinations: Greek
Is the course offered to erasmus students: No
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    Learning outcomes: It aims at familiarizing students with the major issues in contemporary European History.

    General Competences: 

    (3) SYLLABUS

    Content outline: This course examines the following thematic units: Industrial Revolution-French Revolution-Europe after 1815 and the revolutionary movements – Urbanization and Industrialization in the 19th century-The creation of nation states-The triumph and crisis of European capitalism (1870-1914). Special emphasis is given on the two revolutions (industrial and French) that changed the form of Europe and crucially defined the European course. Every unit is preceded by a brief introduction and chronological presentation of landmark facts as points of reference, followed by the analysis of the influential factors on the courses and mechanisms which are characteristic of new historical realities.


    Delivery: Face-to face
    Use of information and communications technology : Student have access on EClass.
    Teaching methods:  Activity Semester workload
    Lectures, Seminars, Projections 39
    Study and analysis of bibliography 60
    Study for final examinations 40
    Course total: 139
    Student performance evaluation: Final written exam in Greek language.


    a) BasicTextbooks:
    Hobsbawm, E. 2008. Η εποχή των επαναστάσεων, 1789-1848. ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα.
    Hobsbawm, E. 2006. Η εποχή του κεφαλαίου, 1848-1875. ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα.
    Hobsbawm, E. 2007. Η εποχή των αυτοκρατοριών, 1875-1914. ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα.
    b) Additional References:
    Burns, E. 2006. Ευρωπαϊκή Ιστορία, Επίκεντρο. Αθήνα.
    Ντέιβις, Ν. 2010. Ιστορία της Ευρώπης, τ. Β’. Νεφέλη, Αθήνα.