HISTORY 307 - History of the Ottoman Empire: The "Post-Classical Age", (ca. 1600-1922)
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
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'".
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/5/22 - 4/19/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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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


HISTORY 307 - History of the Ottoman Empire: The "Post-Classical Age", (ca. 1600-1922)
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22

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