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MO3353   The Rise of the Nation State in Central Europe (1810 - 1923)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

The study of nationalism mainly stems from Central Europe. But, unlike elsewhere in the world where usually states overhauled their populations into nations, in Central Europe languages were equated with nations. As a result the extant states had to be destroyed to make space for ethnolinguistic nation-states. Usually, the classics of the study of nationalism open their analyses with the 'unification' of the Italian and German nation-states as an ethnolinguistic reaction to French revolutionary nationalism. However, the region's first nation-states were founded in the Ottoman Balkans on an ethnoreligious basis, which only much later was either combined with or replaced with language as the basis of nationalism, in emulation of the German and Italian nationalisms. This novel Central European norm of nations speaking their unique languages and living in their own nation-states rapidly delegitimized the remaining non-national polities, and made non-national populations into 'foreigners'.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MO3333

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 seminars (x 11 weeks), 1 surgery hour (x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 4,000 - to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr T D Kamusella