HIST 6547

HIST 6547

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In this seminar we will explore the Ottoman Empire's presence in the continent, and the continent's influence on the rest of the Ottoman Empire.  In addition to the focus on the history of Ottoman North Africa, we will explore the role Istanbul played in the history of the Red Sea Basin (today's Somalia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) and vice versa. A special focus will be placed on the role sub-Saharan African slave trade played in Ottoman society, from the ruling elite households of Istanbul to the day-to-day formulation of ideas of difference making across the Turkish and Arabic speaking parts of the Ottoman Empire. Emphasis will be placed on reading new literature on race and slavery in the Ottoman world, borrowing theoretical and analytical formulations around this topic form better-developed historiographies of other parts of the world. This seminar targets a senior and graduate students interested in the history of empire, the Middle East and Africa trans-imperial histories, and south-south relations. 

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: ASRC 6547NES 6547

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18296 HIST 6547   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18297 HIST 6547   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies