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CS92PROD
Introduction to History: The Ottoman World
HIST 156
Spring 2021
Section: 01  

This course treats some of the major themes of Ottoman state and society, one of the major empires of the world out of which many new polities in the Balkans, Anatolia, the Middle East, and North Africa emerged during the 20th century. At the center of the course is the transformation of the so-called classical Ottoman state to the early modern and modern through the many shapes and forms it has taken. We will be starting from the 15th century and end with the analysis of the making of the modern Ottoman society by the beginning of the 20th century before its imminent collapse. The late 16th-century transformations and the question of Ottoman "decline," on the one hand, and transformation to a modern state on the other, comprise the historiographical context to be addressed alongside basic historical patterns and events. A primary concern is to have students engage with critical issues not only in the study of Ottoman history, but also situating this history in the discussions on world history in general, and the history of the Middle East in particular.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(MEST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on MAY-17-2021
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