ARTH 599: Special Topics in Art History and the Decorative Arts

ARTH 599-003: Ottoman Art
(Fall 2017)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM F

Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

Section Information for Fall 2017

The vast Ottoman Empire was one of the great world empires in the early modern period from 1300 to 1923, centered in Constantinople/Istanbul and eventually spanning the entire eastern Mediterranean and much of West Asia.  Its arts have Turkic and Islamic roots, but also draw upon the artistic traditions of Byzantium, Armenia, Venice, Russia and Persia, all rivals and trading partners at various times.  In this seminar, we will learn the history of Ottoman art and architecture, focusing on the courtly arts, domed architecture, ceramics, textiles and manuscripts, taking advantage of extraordinary local museum collections.  We will also investigate cultural issues such as the palace and harem, Ottoman poetry and music, Sufi spirituality, minority communities, and the Empire’s dynamic relationships with Renaissance Italy and nineteenth century Europe.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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