Docente: Fabio Grassi
EASTERN EUROPE: HISTORIES AND CULTURES
a.a.: 2021/2022 - anno di corso: 2
Settore M-STO/03 - CFU 6 - Semestre II - Codice 10595501
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THE RUSSIAN CONQUEST OF CAUCASUS. THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE WINNERS AND OF THE LOSERS. HIGH CULTURE AND SECRET MEMORY. The armageddon between Slav-Orthodox world and Turkic-Muslim worl (12 hours); The Russian conquest of Caucasus (10 hours); Perceptions and comparisons (10 hours); Caucasian diaspora yesteray and today (10 hours). A noticeable part of the course will be devoted to methodology, i.e. to the checking of the capability of the students to absorb and organize correctly the informations acquired and to the progress of their capability. Indeed, considering the width of this course in terms of time and space, mastering the informations plays an essential role for a successful outcome of the final exam.
We intend to provide the student with tools to the local Eastern European knowledge from the Baltic to the Balkans, starting with General history data to then focus on regional benchmarking leading to light similarities and differences and puts them in a context broader national stories. The historic route will cover the formation of multicultural and multiethnic, multi-faith State entities supranational modern age up to their dissolution and the birth of nation States from the 19th and 20th centuries to get ethnic country and monoconfessionali States of the late 20th century by analyzing the main historical processes and the underlying issues.
The course aims to provide knowledge and understanding of the methodological, critical and applicable aspects of the Discipline; it proposes general questions and specific perspectives by focusing on their interactions on a global scale; it shows the variability of fields of interest; it enables the student to master the specific topics in order to use them and apply them in other fields of study while using the correct specific language. With the acquired knowledge the student will be able to develop autonomous ability of connections with other disciplines in the various historical epochs and cultural contexts.
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The exam will consist of a long and careful control of the acquired notions, in particular of the capability to connect them correctly in a clear and coherent exposition. At least five topics will be discussed, up to one hour per condidate. The exam will be considered pased with a mark of at least 18/30. Between 18/30 and 24/30 will be the mark obtained by the candidate showing to have acquired a sufficient degree of notions but an insufficient capability to connect and organize them. Between 24/30 and 30/30 will be the mark obtained by the candidate showing an increasing mastery of the topics, with little mistakes. 30/30 cum laude will be the mark obtained by the candidate showing particular autonomy, mastery and brilliancy in the exposition.
Fabio L. Grassi, A New Homeland. The massacre of the Circassians, their Exodus to the Ottoman Empire, their place in modern Turkey, Istanbul, Istanbul AydÄ±n University Publications, 2018;
Fabio L. Grassi,The Cultural and Political Claims of the Caucasian Minorities in Turkey, in Carlo Frappi / Paolo Sorbello (eds.), Eurasiatica 15. Armenia, Caucaso e Asia Centrale. Ricerche 2020, Venezia, Edizioni Ca' Foscari, 2020, pp. 224-236 (scaricabile da https://uniroma1.academia.edu/FabioGrassi).
For non attending or insufficiently attending students:
Fabio L. Grassi, Ottoman Demographic Engineering before and during WWI, in Aleksandar RastoviÄ‡ / Andrea Carteny / Biljana VuÄetiÄ‡, War, Peace and Nation Building (1853-1918), Belgrade, The Institute of History Belgrade and Sapienza University of Rome, 2020, pp. 225-237 (scaricabile da https://uniroma1.academia.edu/FabioGrassi);
Setenay Nil Dogan, From National Humiliation to Difference: the image of the Circassian beauty in the discourses of Circassian diaspora nationalists, in «New Perspectives on Turkey», n° 42, Spring 2010, pp. 77-110 (scaricabile da https://yildiz.academia.edu/SetenayDogan).
Lunedì 13.00 - 15.00 (CU003 Aula V - I PIANO)
Mercoledì 9.00 - 11.00 (CU003 Aula II - I PIANO)
Inizio lezioni: Lunedì 28 Febbraio 2022