EIS604 Aspects of Contemporary European History
Professor: Elli LEMONIDOU | Course outline [pdf file]
The course aims to explore the main aspects of political, social and cultural history of modern and contemporary Europe. In this framework, it presents a series of examples related to the profound transformations brought into European societies by the ideological and political movements of the 19th century, the establishment of national states, the two world conflicts of the 20th century, as well as the political and ideological consequences of the Cold War. The presentation of historical sources and the use of a selected bibliography will assist students in understanding the nature and the historical meaning of important events that shaped the course of European history and whose endings are still seen and felt in today’s world.