The Hebrew University Logo
Syllabus The Long Way Home: Central and East Europe 1917-2017 - 54811
close window close
PDF version
Last update 03-10-2017
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: european studies

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Samuel Barnai

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Appointment by e-mail

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Samuel Barnai

Course/Module description:
See Hebrew

Course/Module aims:
See Hebrew

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
See Hebrew

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures

Course/Module Content:
See Hebrew

Required Reading:
Armour I. D. A history of Eastern Europe 1740-1918 (London: Hodder Arnold, 2006) DJK 38 A76 2006
Banac I., Eastern Europe in Revolution (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992) DJK 51 E26
Baron N. & Gatrell P. (eds.), Homelands: war, population and statehood in Eastern Europe and Russia, 1918-1924 (London: Anthem Press, 2004) DJK 49 H66 2004
Berend I. T., Central and Eastern Europe, 1944-1993 (New York, Cambridge UP, 1996) on-line
Berglund S. & Aarebot F. H, The political history of Eastern Europe in the 20th century: the struggle between democracy and dictatorship (Cheltenham, Glos.: Edward Elgar, 1997) DJK 49 B47
Dallin A. & Lapidus G, (eds.), The Soviet System: From Crisis to Collapse (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1995) DK 286.5 S686 1995
Goldman M. F., Revolution and change in Central and Eastern Europe: political, economic, and social challenges (Armonk, N. Y.: Sharpe, 1997) DJK 51 G68
King C., Extreme politics nationalism, violence, and the end of Eastern Europe (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010) on-line
Kivelson V. A. & Suny R. G., Russia's Empires (NY-Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017) DK 43 K58 2016
Livezeanu I. & Klimo A. von (eds.), The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700 (L-NY: Routledge, 2017) DJK 4 R68 2017
Mandelbaum M. (ed.), The new European diasporas: National minorities and conflict in Eastern Europe (New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 2000) DJK 26 N48
McDermott K., Stibbe M., Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe Challenges to Communist Rule (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2006), on-line
Mühle E. (ed.), Germany and the European East in the twentieth century (Oxford; New York: Berg Publishers, 2003) on-line
Raik K., "EU Accession of Central and Eastern European Countries: Democracy and Integration as Conflicting Logic," East European Politics and Societies, vol. 18, no. 4 (2004), pp. 567-594. on-line
Rothschild J. & Wingfield N. M., Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe since World War II (New York: Oxford UP, 2000) DJK 50 R67 1993
Schöpflin G., "Postcommunism: The Problems of Democratic Construction," Daedalus, vol. 123, no. 3 (Summer 1994), pp. 127-141. on-line
Smith K. E., The making of EU foreign policy: the case of Eastern Europe (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) D 1065 E852 S63 2004
Sztompka P., From East Europeans to Europeans: shifting identities and boundaries in the New Europe (Wassenaar: NIAS, 2004) DJK 26 S98 2004
סניידר ט', ארצות הדמים. אירופה בין היטלר לסטלין (ירושלים: כתר, 2012) DJK 49 S691 2012

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 70 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 20 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 10 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.