HISTORY 307 - History of the Ottoman Empire: The "Post-Classical Age", (ca. 1600-1922)
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Not available to students who have completed AAPTIS 291 (#17) or HISTORY 303 (# 13) when taught with the topic "The Ottoman Empire in the 'Post Classical Age'".
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Commencing with an overview of the Ottoman "Classical Age” (1300-1600), this course will trace the history of the Ottoman Empire from its grandeur under Süleyman the Magnificent to its collapse in the first quarter of the 20th century, touching upon different themes such as:

  • crisis and the notion of decline in the sixteenth century;
  • Ottomans’ struggle to maintain “superpower” status up to the end of the 18th century;
  • changes in land tenure and military institutions;
  • the Ottoman economy &/vs. “world economy”;
  • social fabric, family life, gender relations;
  • social unrest & religious movements;
  • “constitutional” struggles;
  • decentralization and the Porte’s response;
  • Ottoman response to the new world order (Tanzimat);
  • reform and disintegration;
  • the transformation towards nation-states and national cultures.

Course Requirements:

1) Attendance & Participation [20%]: To receive full credit for attendance and participation, students must be available for synchronous virtual class meetings; 2) Writing Assignments [20%]; 3) Midterm [30%]; 4) Final [%30%]

Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduates

Class Format:

Two 90-minute lectures weekly. As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning. However, students will need to be available for virtual class meetings at their scheduled times.

Schedule

HISTORY 307 - History of the Ottoman Empire: The "Post-Classical Age", (ca. 1600-1922)
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
29283
Open
8
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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