History of Eastern Europe: From 1900 to the Present

History 173C

Fall 2017
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
106 Moffitt
Day & Time: 
MWF 10-11
Class Number: 
46521
Units: 
4

This course will examine the history of modern Eastern Europe, understood as the band of countries between Germany and the former Soviet Union, stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Balkans.  Although the course covers the entire region, Poland, Yugoslavia, and Hungary will receive special attention.  Topics include the foundation of national states, East European fascism, Nazi occupation, the construction of Stalinist socialism, Yugoslav ‘non-alignment,’ the fate of reform Communism, reconstitution of ‘civil society,’ and the resurgence of nationalism in post-Communist Eastern Europe.