HIST 4843 Eastern and East Central Europe during the Short Twentieth Century (Fall: 3 )
This course explores the turbulent and violent history of Eastern and East Central Europe during the short twentieth century (from 1918 to 1994). Its goal is to give students a comparative international perspective of the different historical evolutions of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Yugoslavia from the end of World War I to the collapse of Communism and the breakup of Yugoslavia. We will focus on the following topics: the rise of fascism; World War II; the Holocaust; the adoption of the Soviet model; the impact of Stalinism; the collapse of communism; and finally, the civil war in Yugoslavia.
Instructor(s): Balazs Szelenyi
Last Updated: 22-Feb-14