Nicholas Pappas, Ph.D.

Professor

npappasEducation

Ph.D., History, Stanford University, 1983

A.M., History, Stanford University, 1972

A.B., History, Stanford University, 1971

Biography

Nicholas Pappas serves as a Professor in the Department of History. He finished his Ph.D. in 1983 at Stanford University. He has taught at the college and university level at Menlo College in California, the University of Nevada--Reno, New Mexico State University Norwich University in Vermont, Middle East Technical University in Ankara Turkey, Western Connecticut State University in Danbury Connecticut, and for over twenty-five years at Sam Houston State University. Professor Pappas’ areas of research interest are geographically Modern Greece and the Balkans, Byzantium, Russia, and the Middle East; and the thematically military and diplomatic history. In these areas an on general history, he has published one monograph, several essays and articles, and has edited and coedited several collected volumes. He teaches world history surveys, a well as lecture courses in ancient and Russian history at the undergraduate level.  Professor Pappas has also led on-campus and on-line graduate seminars on a variety of topics related to his research interests, including Soviet Nationalities; The Eastern Question; The Cold War; Balkan History; Ancient and Medieval Military history; The Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe and the Word; Resistance and Revolution in South Eastern Europe, 1941-1945; Nationalism and Communism in South Eastern Europe; Church and State in Eastern Christianity; The Balkans in Early Modern Times; European Warrior Communities and the Rise of the Modern State; and The Trojan War and the End of the Bronze Age-Legend and History. Aside from his curricular duties, Professor Pappas is member and executive officer of an international organization, the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), headquartered in Athens, Greece.  He now serves as Vice-President for Academic Affairs, working as a planner and coordinator for over twenty international conferences in various academic disciplines between May and August.

Courses

Undergraduate:

HIST 2311 World History to 1500

HIST 2312 World History from1500 to 1914

HIST 3365 Russian History

HIST 3368 Europe from 1815 to 1914

HIST 3370 Ancient History

HIST 3386 The Military and War in America

Graduate:

HIST 5097 Independent Study: War, Society and Feudalism in the Medieval World.

HIST 5097 Independent Study:  Warrior Communities in Southeastern Europe

HIST 5333 Topics in the Pre-Modern World-The Trojan War: Legend and History

HIST 5333 Topics in the Pre-Modern World-Church and State in Eastern Christianity

HIST 5363 Seminar in Military History: The Military Revolution from a Global Perpective/

HIST 5363 Seminar in Military History: Resistance & Revolution in Southeastern Europe, 1941-45

HIST 5363 Seminar in Military History: Cossacks--Warrior Communities in Russia and Ukraine

HIST 5393 European Diplomatic History-The Eastern Question

HIST 5393 European Diplomatic History-The Origins and Early Phases of the Cold War.

HIST 5393 European Diplomatic History-The Cold War from a Soviet Perspective.

HIST 5394 Early Modern Europe: The Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe

HIST 5394 Early Modern Europe: The Balkans in Early Modern Times

HIST 5394 Early Modern Europe: European Warrior Communities and the Rise of the Modern State

HIST 5395 Later Modern Europe: Modern Greece, 1821-2012: From the Ottomans to the E.U.

HIST 5395 Later Modern Europe: Nationalism and Communism in Southeastern Europe

HIST 5395 Later Modern Europe: Federalism and Nationalism in Southeastern Europe

HIST 5395 Later Modern Europe: Resistance & Revolution in Southeastern Europe, 1941-45

Selected Publications

Greeks in Russian Military Service in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries. Thessalonike, Greece: Institute for Balkan Studies, 1991.

Associate editor, An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of the Russian and Soviet Empires, James Olson, editor. Greenwich, Connecticutt: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Editor, Antiquity and Modernity: A Celebration of European History and Heritage in the Olympic Year 2004. Essays from the 1st International Conference on European History. Athens: The Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2004.

Editor, along with Yayoung Che. The Traditional Mediterranean; Essays from the Ancient to the Early Modern Era. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2011.

“Balkan Foreign Legions in Eighteenth-Century Italy: The Reggimento Real Macedone and its Successors,” in Nation and Ideology: Essays in Honor of Professor Wayne S. Vucinich, Ivo Banac, John G. Ackerman, Roman Szporluk, Eds. (Boulder, CO; East European Monographs and Columbia University Press, 1983), 35-59 .

“The Ottoman View of the Battle of Kosovo” (co-authored with Lee M. Pappa) in Kosovo: Legacy of a Medieval Battle, (University of Minnesota: Minnesota Mediterranean and East European Monographs, 1991), chapter 3, pp. 41-59 .

“The Precursors of the Modern Olympics,” in Antiquity and Modernity: A Celebration of European History and Heritage in the Olympic Year 2004. Essays from the 1st International Conference on European History (Athens, Greece: The Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2004), chapter 7, pp. 69-88

“Misinterpretations and Miscalculations of Contemporary Reports on the Balkan Wars,” in The Centenary of the Balkan Wars (1912-1913):  Contested Stances. Mustafa Türkes, ed. Vol. 1 (Ankara: The Turkish Historical Society, 2014), pp. 43-58.

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