Fall 2015 - HIST 350 D100

The Ottoman Empire and Turkey (4)

Class Number: 5957

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 5005, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 13, 2015
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 151, 249, 251.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A study of Ottoman society and the impact of Ottoman rule in the Middle East from the conquest of Constantinople to the death of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Emphasis will be on the conflict between preservation and reform in the nineteenth century and on the significance of the Ottoman legacy for twentieth century Turkey and the Arab world.

COURSE DETAILS:

WARLORDS, PEASANTS, PASHAS: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND MODERN TURKEY, 1300-1950 

This course is an introduction to the political, economic and social history of (a) the Ottoman Empire from its emergence as a major European and Middle Eastern power in the early fourteenth century to its demise in the aftermath of World War I and (b) of the Republic of Turkey, one of its principal successor states. We start by looking at the origins of the Ottomans as warlords on the frontiers of the fading Byzantine Empire in the early fourteenth century. We will then examine Ottoman expansion and methods of rule over a multi-ethnic, multi-religious empire during the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries in the wider context of other early modern polities; the lives of Ottoman men and women in both the imperial capital Istanbul and the provinces; Sufi orders and grandee households as key elements of metropolitan and provincial societies; the rise of provincial elite families to political and economic prominence and the concomitant shift from a centralized imperial structure to a conglomerate of semi-autonomous regions during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; the making of a modern Ottoman state and the transformation of local society through the encounter with European imperialism from the late eighteenth century; the making of the Turkish Republic in the aftermath of World War I; the Ottoman legacy in Republican Turkey.

Grading

  • Mid-term examination 20%
  • Research Essay 25%
  • Final examination 35%
  • Tutorial participation 20%

NOTES:

Students who have not taken HIST 151 and HIST 240 courses should read the chapters covering the period up to the end of World War I in William L. Cleveland, A History of the Modern Middle East. 3rd edition (Boulder: Westview Press, 2004).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Colin Imber, The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650. The Structure of Power.

Donald Quataert, The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922.

Erik J. Zürcher, Turkey. A Modern History.

Sibel Erol (ed.), House with Wisteria. Memoirs of Halide Edib.

Thomas Kuehn, Courseware.

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