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Course:: Croatia in the Habsburg Monarchy

About This Course

The course will pay special attention to the developments on the Croatian political scene and all cause-effect events. Furthermore, we will explain all aspects of the development of Croatian cultural thought, causes and consequences of emigration during the wars against the Ottomans and the inconsistent development of all Croatian regions. At the same time, the course will familiarize students with the achievements and actions of individuals in politics, culture and the arts.

Following the events of the Croatian entry into a new political entity, the Habsburg Monarchy, the tendencies to emigration from all Croatian regions emerge, caused by various factors, such as war and poor economic conditions. By taking this into account, one can imagine what the Croatian position within the Monarchy was like. Therefore, the course will enable students to understand cause and effect events, distinguishing individuals from institutions, as well as understanding the socio-political processes. Keywords that will be defined in the course are: social process, administration and institutions, regionalization, demography, immigration, culture, Josephinism, reform and revolution.

Course goal

Provide the students with the understanding of the socio-political environment, in order to evaluate people, events and processes.

Course-level learning objectives

At the end of this class you will be able to:

  • Describe the main persons, events and process
  • Understand the terms such as institution, government, power
  • Analyze the tensions between Croatia, Austria and Hungary
  • Synthesize knowledge of socio-political processes
  • Evaluate how these processes made an impact on Croatia

Assignment Overview

Course assignments and activities:

Video lectures: Most of the course content is delivered through video lectures.

Discussion forums: The ability to express your own views, as well as learn from your fellow students.

Recommended Background

The basic knowledge about Croatian history is not obligatory, but may be helpful. Also, reading and writing comfortably in English at the undergraduate college level will enable You a more active engagement in course discussion forums.

Course Staff

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Marta Husić

She was born on 26 June 1985 in Zagreb. Having completed primary and secondary education in her hometown, she graduated history from the Centre for Croatian Studies in 2010. In the same year, she became a PhD history student. She also won the scholarship of the Republic of Croatia and was an editor of Proceedings of the Association of students of history ˝Ivan Lučić – Lucius˝ in 2012, alongside several works on the Croatian Historical Portal. The field of her scientific interest is Slavonia in modern history. She is the member of the Student Union of the Centre for Croatian Studies and has participated on several scientific assemblies.

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