HIST 381

The Black Sea World, 1500-2000

A study of the Black Sea region in the early-modern and modern eras. Major themes include Russian expansion into the Pontic-Caspian Steppe, the Crimean Khanate, the incorporation of Georgia and Crimea into the Russian Empire, the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the formation of modern Turkey , Balkan nationalism, and secessionist wars in the Caucasus and Ukraine