Course Code: I 3207A • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: History • Field of study: History
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Daniel Dumitran
Seminar tutor: Daniel Dumitran
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 48
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

Punctual production of new historical knowledge based on in - depth knowledge of a epochs and / or historical problems of medium complexity.
Introduction to the study of population evolution and population policies taken by the modern state in the current Romanian space, from a historical perspective and with the application of methodological suggestions offered by the social sciences.
Establishing possible directions for team research within institutional programs.

Course Entry Requirements:

Modern History

Course contents:

1. Problems of religious and confessional minorities historiography in early modern Europe. 2.Territory and population. The Principality of Transylvania and the extra-Carpathian Romanian principalities between the Middle Ages and modernity. 3. Religion, economy and society. State policy trends. Case study: Colonization of "landlers" in Transylvania. 4. The Jews. 5. The Armenians. 6. The Catholics from the Romanian countries. 7. The Lutherans. 8. The Calvinists. 9. The Unitarians. 10. The Anabaptists. 11. The Evangelicals. 12 Conclusions. Majority and minorities in contemporary Romania.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate.

Learning outcomes:

Approach the relations between majority and minority on a long historical period (Middle Ages - Late modern era, with references needed at present), in the light of religious, economic and social developments; Concrete production of new historical knowledge on the basis of deeper insights within the study of above referred historical subject.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral exam – 50%; VP – 25%; Oral presentation – 25%

Recommended reading:

Alcock, Antony, A History of the Protection of Regional Cultural Minorities in Europe. From the Edict of Nantes to the Present Day, MacMillan Press Ltd., 2000,
Caccamo, Domenico, Eretici italiani in Moravia, Polonia, Transilvania (1558-1611), Le lettere, Firenze, 1999,
Evans, R. G. W., Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs. Essays on Central Europe, c. 1683-1867, Oxford University Press, 2006,
Karady, Victor, The Jews of Europe in the Modern Era, CEU Press, Budapest, 2004,
Schilling, Heinz, Early Modern European Civilization and its Political and Cultural Dynamism,, University Press of New England, 2008,