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Nektaria Klapaki
EURO 364
Seattle Campus

Modern Greece: 1821 to the Present

Politics and society of Greece from War of Independence to the present. Emergence and development of the Greek state; Greece in the world wars; civil war and post-war politics; military dictatorship; transition to democracy; recent developments. No prior study of Greece assumed. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 364.

Class description

The class traces the most significant events that shaped Modern Greek history and society from 1821 to the present, and it shows how they impacted the construction of Modern Greek identity. Topics include: Greek national consciousness, Greek War of Independence, role of the Great Powers, emergence and development of the Greek nation-state, 'Megali Idea', Greece in the world wars, Greek Civil War and post-war politics, military dictatorship and transition to democracy, Greece's entry to the European Union, recent developments.

Student learning goals

Acquaintance with the history of Modern Greece

Knowledge of the most important markers of Modern Greek identity

Improvement of students' writing skills

Critical analysis of primary sources

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Two short writing assignments, a midterm paper and a final exam.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Nektaria Klapaki
Date: 01/03/2012