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(122) NATIONALISM IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE 

 

 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr Ioannis Kyriakantonakis, Researcher 

The first six weeks of the course are devoted to a series of lectures providing the theoretical and historical framework for the study of nationalism. Questions to be discussed include the historical linkage of nationalism to modernity and its possible typologies; ideologies and cultural movements: their western prototypes and their applications in Southeastern Europe; nationalism as political principle and state ideology; its relation to religion; national myths and national histories; ideal types of intellectuals as agents of nationalism. Students  are expected to be familiar with the broad problems of theorising nationalism, before proceeding with case studies and group presentations of its various manifestations in Southeastern Europe.