HIST 1561

HIST 1561

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

This course will introduce students to the study of the Ottoman Empire from its inception in the late 13th century until the early part of 19th century. The classes will follow the main timeline of the geographical expansion of the empire with a special emphasis on the historical significance of the conquest of Istanbul, the consolidation of the borders of the empire, the establishment of the state apparatus in the classical period, a period of turbulence leading to a substantial transformation of the state in the early 19th century. Special focus will be placed on the Ottoman Empire's diverse religious communities—using the history of the Jewish community as the main case study—the evolution of the imperial and provincial governments' relationships with the various socio-cultural groups, legal and economic practices in the urban centers, the culture of the court in the early modern period, and the evolution of the inter-communal relations in the empire's urban centers.  This course is intended to provide the student with a solid foundation from which they can pursue further specialized study in the history of the Ottoman Empire, the Modern Middle East, and the Eastern Mediterranean.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE, HNU) (HPE, HEU)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: NES 1561

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17350HIST 1561  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Minawi, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17352HIST 1561  DIS 201

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17353HIST 1561  DIS 202

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person