Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224
Section Information for Spring 2017
This course examines the Ottoman Empire from its origins in the thirteenth century until the nineteenth century when the era of modernization began. We will treat the Ottoman experience within the broader context of world history while at the same time highlighting its peculiarities. The dynamics of its expansionism, political and cultural encounters, institutional development, social and economic networks, manifestations of piety, relations across lines of class, religion and gender will be covered. The course will undertake a critical inquiry into the established narratives of Ottoman history through discussing primary sources and theoretical approaches in modern scholarship.
Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.
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