HISTORY 278 - Introduction to Turkish Civilizations
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This lecture-and-discussion course will teach the basic features of Turkish civilizations from the earliest time in the 6th century to the 20th century, from the viewpoint of cultural history. We will discuss the issue of bonds between the Turkish peoples on both the linguistic and on the cultural level. Besides an overview of the history of Turkish Empires with a special focus on the Ottoman Empire, emphasis will be placed on common cultural elements. These include tribal origins and tribal life, myths of origins as preserved in the epic literature, religious developments from "shamanism" to monotheistic religions, as well as aspects of material culture and arts.

Regular attendance and participation in the discussions, a midterm paper and a final paper will determine success in this course.

Textbook: Carter Findley: The Turks in world history. New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

More (mandatory) readings will be made available through a course website (tba).

HISTORY 278 - Introduction to Turkish Civilizations
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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