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Fall 2013
Sep 25,2022
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The Ottoman Empire was one of the most expansive and influential civilizations in modern history. Not since the 8th century Umayyad conquest of Iberia was a Muslim power so close to establishing a world empire with a strong presence in Europe. While historians no longer talk about empires in terms of growth and decline, the 16th century inarguably represents a "Golden Age" of Ottoman intellectual activity, cultural flourish, and military strength. This course aims to impart a general understanding of the formation and evolution of the administrative, military, judiciary, social, and religious institutions of the Ottoman Empire from its inception in 1300 to roughly 1600. In this formative period, the Empire blended Islamic/Arab, Mongolian and Byzantine traditions to form a uniquely Ottoman culture that lingers to the present day in such diverse areas as the Balkans and Central Asia. Weekly lectures will introduce the key features of an Ottoman institution, followed by weekly class discussions of the relevant readings. Discussions will be initiated by designated student presenters, who will lead the class to expand upon the assigned readings.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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