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HIST 500 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0 Credit
A multi-purpose course that can be used flexibly for a better preparation in research methods and analysis including deepening mastery of the relevant research languages through special readings, whenever necessary. The course also aims to expose students to ethical standarts and rules in research and publishing.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2017-2018 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2016-2017 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2016-2017 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2015-2016 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2015-2016 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2014-2015 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2014-2015 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2013-2014 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2012-2013 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2011-2012 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2011-2012 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2010-2011 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2010-2011 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2009-2010 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2009-2010 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2008-2009 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2008-2009 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2007-2008 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2007-2008 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2006-2007 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2006-2007 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2005-2006 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2005-2006 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2004-2005 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2003-2004 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2002-2003 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2001-2002 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2001-2002 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2000-2001 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2000-2001 M.A. Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2017-2018   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2016-2017   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2015-2016   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2015-2016   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2014-2015   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2014-2015   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2013-2014   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2013-2014   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2011-2012   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2011-2012   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2010-2011   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2010-2011   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2009-2010   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2009-2010   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2008-2009   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2007-2008   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2007-2008   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2006-2007   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2006-2007   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2005-2006   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2005-2006   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2004-2005   (HIST600) 0
Fall 2004-2005   (HIST600) 0
Spring 2003-2004   (HIST600) 0

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 501 Explorations in World History I 3 Credits
This is the first of a sequence of two term-courses that are required of all MA students in History. It is a general survey course that explores specific themes and periods from the first human communities to c. 1500, and problematizes them in comparative, theory-intensive ways. It runs parallel to the SPS 101 (Humanity and Society I) freshman course, which serves as the teaching practicum of HIST 501 for SU graduate students in History who also serve as SPS 101 section instructors. Both SPS 101 and HIST 501 embody a discrete, step-function view of historical development, examining sets of institutional-cultural "solutions" situated along each major material-technical threshold, without however proceeding in a continuous narrative from one such locus to another. Topics dealt with in the first semester include : Modernity's subsumptions and transformations of pre-modernities; comparing contemporary with prehistoric hunters and gatherers; nomadic pastoralism, mounted archers, steppe empires; the economics of peasant production; the role of movement and conquest in history; "dark ages" and state formation; precocious maritime civilizations in Antiquity; tributary states and societies; the function and varieties of fief distribution; types of urban space and culture; the world on the eve of the "European miracle"; the Italian Renaissance as the dawn of early modernity.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2016-2017 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2015-2016 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2014-2015 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2013-2014 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2012-2013 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2011-2012 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2010-2011 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2009-2010 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2008-2009 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2007-2008 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2006-2007 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2005-2006 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2004-2005 Explorations in World History I 3
Fall 2003-2004 History of Europe and the West I 3
Fall 2002-2003 History of Europe and the West I 3
Fall 2001-2002 History of Europe and the West I 3
Fall 2000-2001 History of Europe & the West I 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 502 Explorations in World History II 3 Credits
A general survey course exploring specific themes and periods from c. 1500 to the present, and problematizing them in comparative, theory-intensive ways. Runs parallel to the SPS 102 (Humanity and Society II) freshman course, which serves as the teaching practicum of HIST 502 for SU graduate students in History who also serve as SPS 102 section instructors. Topics dealt with over the second semester include : the Protestant Reformation and the subsequent relativization of religion; the European Reconnaissance and the birth of the modern world-system; the rise and political economy of the merchant empires; the "military revolution" and the genesis of the modern state; science, scientism, and the Enlightenment; modes of sovereignty and legitimacy : the birth of modern politics and political science; proto- industrialisation; the wealth of nations; revolutions and modernity; the French Revolution and its legacy of "revolutionism"; the Industrial Revolution and its legacy of the "social question" in the 19th century; varieties of nationalism : European; east-southeast European, extra-European; debating the new imperialism, 1875-1914; imperialism, war, and revolution; the new toughness of mind : socialism and communism; the new toughness of mind : fascism and national socialism; the post-1945 world order; the collapse of communism, and problems of post- communism; new issues and conflicts of capitalist modernity at the end of the 20th century.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2016-2017 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2015-2016 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2014-2015 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2013-2014 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2012-2013 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2011-2012 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2010-2011 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2009-2010 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2008-2009 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2007-2008 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2006-2007 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2005-2006 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2004-2005 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2003-2004 Explorations in World History II 3
Spring 2002-2003 History of Europe and the West II 3
Spring 2001-2002 History of Europe and the West II 3
Spring 2000-2001 History of Europe and the West II 3

Prerequisite: HIST 501 - Masters - Min Grade D
or HIST 501 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 503 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3 Credits
A double exploration of Europe's both "real" and "ideal" emergence. An introductory section to be devoted to (a) the physical shaping of a continent, (b) its stages of human settlement, from prehistoric times through the Germanic and Slavic migrations down to modern and recent patterns of movement, (c) the basic language groups created on this basis, and (d) Europe's religions in flux across space and time. Through these and related dimensions, simultaneously, the three main thresholds of "European history" as such : the Dark Ages, the birth of Early Modernity, and the Age of Revolution. The parallel development of the notion of Europe in political and social thought, together with its various theoretical ramifications or extensions (such as "the West", "the historical nations", "bourgeois civil society", "civilisation" or "capitalism"), juxtaposed to its non-European others or counterparts, in the course of the creation of a Eurocentric symbolic geography by the 19th and 20th century social sciences. Selective studies of specific aspects of European history (such as cities, wars, or revolutions), as well as of how all this has impacted on modern European politics and culture.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2013-2014 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3
Spring 2012-2013 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3
Spring 2011-2012 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3
Spring 2010-2011 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3
Fall 2009-2010 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3
Fall 2008-2009 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3
Fall 2007-2008 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3
Fall 2006-2007 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3
Spring 2005-2006 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3
Fall 2004-2005 The Formations and Constructions of Europe 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 506 The Twentieth Century Through Art and Literature 3 Credits
This course seeks not to familiarize students with a basic factography of the 20th century, but to guide them into explorations of the infinite variety of its human conditions -- perceived through great art, literature and films pertaining to its great tragedies, bunched for example around the horror of trench warfare; the promise and failure of revolutions; Fascism, Nazism and Stalinism; totalitarianisms and their camp systems; occupations and resistance movements; atrocities and genocides; life in the shadow of nuclear weapons; readings and meanings of the collapse of Communism; the rise, degeneration and fall of the Third World.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 The Twentieth Century Through Art and Literature 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 511 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3 Credits
The Historiography sequence of HIST 511-512 is required of all PhD students in History, and while it may also be taken by MA students, in all cases it should be taken after HIST 501-502 or some other, comparable survey of world or at least European history. This is necessary because ''Trends, Debates, Historians'' adopts an approach to the study of Historiography that is historical in more than one sense. It proposes to study methodology not in the abstract but in the concrete, as embodied in the output of a number of great historians living and working in the 20th century; naturally it strives to relate each such historian to his/her context and preferred paradigm; but it also situates each such contribution within the framework of the period problematic and literature to which it pertains. This means that works studied are taken up in the chronological order of their subject matter, i.e. of the historical period to which they refer (rather than by reference to their authors in chronological sequence). Furthermore, as a side objective of the course is to study problems of overall organization and sustained consistency in writing synthetic books (as opposed to research articles), in both semesters the emphasis is on reading complete books by leading- edge historians. Thus after opening with a few introductory texts of a general nature plus an initial set of readings on historians' own views of their profession, HIST 511 quickly moves into sampling works by historians of Antiquity, followed by close readings of some leading Medievalists. These and others are also scrutinized for the methodological insights they might shed into Ottoman historical studies. Controversies among Turkish as well as European scholars on the nature of serfdom, feudalism, or the feudal mode of production, as well as the more recent ''feudal revolution'' debate, are treated through special files interpolated where necessary. Throughout, two basic questions are repeatedly posed : From Herodotos and Thucydides, through the 19th century, down to the present, what has changed and what has not changed in the practice of historians ?

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3
Fall 2015-2016 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3
Fall 2013-2014 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3
Fall 2012-2013 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3
Fall 2010-2011 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3
Fall 2008-2009 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3
Fall 2007-2008 - Trends, Debates, Historians I 3
Fall 2004-2005 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3
Fall 2003-2004 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3
Fall 2001-2002 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3
Fall 1999-2000 Trends, Debates, Historians I 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 512 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3 Credits
The second semester of the required HIST 511-512 sequence in Historiography pursues the same "complete readings" approach into major works concentrating on first the Early Modern and then the Modern era. Once more, historians are studied individually, and trends or schools are for the most part introduced through the historians that embody their distinctive approaches. Authors dealt with over the second semester may be as diverse as Febvre, Braudel, Le Roy Ladurie, Christopher Hill, Keith Thomas, E. P. Thompson, Charles Tilly, Simon Schama and Carlo Ginzburg, as well as Hobsbawm, Blackbourn, Landes, Eugen Weber, Peter Gay or François Furet. Crucial debates, for example on "the transition from feudalism to capitalism" and its Brenner follow-up, or on "the military revolution and the genesis of the modern state", are introduced as separate files or appendices. The last quarter of the course is devoted to a closing survey of the current proliferation of outlooks and approaches, including discussions of microhistory, cultural history, history of mentalities, the return of the narrative, the return of the state, as well as modernist vs post-modernist positions on the question of "historical truth", "myth-making", or the relationship between literature and history.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3
Spring 2015-2016 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3
Spring 2013-2014 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3
Spring 2012-2013 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3
Spring 2010-2011 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3
Spring 2008-2009 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3
Spring 2007-2008 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3
Spring 2004-2005 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3
Spring 2001-2002 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3
Spring 1999-2000 Trends, Debates, Historians II 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 513 Readings in Historical Thought 3 Credits
More concentrated, in-depth readings in periods or fields that are not comprehensively covered in HIST 511-512, such as (a) the ancient (Greek and Roman) historians; (b) Medieval European and Ottoman chroniclers and historians; (c) Renaissance and Enlightenment historians; (d) the 18th-19th century development from antiquarianism through linguistics into history proper; (e) the systematization of the new "scientific history" early in the 19th century; and (f) a more detailed examination of the development of history throughout the rest of the 19th century. Recommended particularly for History students intending to concentrate on Historiography, as well as for Social Sciences students interested in the history of political ideas or intellectual history.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 514 Readings in the Philosophy of History 3 Credits
An initial examination of the separations between History, Philosophy, and the Philosophy of History that occurred in the 19th century, followed by more concentrated, in-depth readings in the major philosophers and philosophies of history, including Vico, Herder, Hegel, Marx, with particular attention to the subsequent proliferations and derivatives of Marxist history. Also covers late 20th century developments and controversies, including Fukuyama, Huntington or the Paul Kennedy type of future-oriented macro-history as well as further attention to modernist vs post-modernist epistemologies. Recommended particularly for History students intending to concentrate on Historiography, as well as for Social Sciences students interested in the history of political ideas or intellectual history.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 516 Historical Marxism II : Communism and Post-Communism 3 Credits
Coming out of the Bolshevik Revolutionin Russia, and then expanding to both Eastern Europe and China after World War II, Communism came to exert such a pervasive influence on the 20th century that up to the early 1980s, there was no aspect of politics, international relations, social life, art or culture that was not permeated by it. And yet, barely two decades after its fall, the set of theories and practices that was once regarded as " the future of humanity" lies almost forgotten. HIST 516 is an attempt to think back from the early 21st century to the concrete visage and historical legacy of Marxism in power, exploring especially the party that was its chief instrument, the theories through which it eternalized its dictatorship, fostered a permanent culture of "the enemy" and legitimized its purges, as well as the daily structures of living perpetually in an atmosphere of abnormal politics, with a new social contract of basic services but without any fundamental, constitutionally guaranteed rights and political empowerment.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2005-2006 Historical Marxism II : Communism and Post-Communism 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 517 Introduction to Orientalism and Oriental Studies 3 Credits
The ascendancy and self-globalization of the West went hand in hand with its exploration of ?the Rest? not only in geographical, political and military terms but also in the form of opening up a new Oriental Studies world of knowledge. Over centuries, European scholars proceeded to penetrate non-European societies and cultures from languages, literature and belief systems to history proper. They produced a wealth of publications, including major dictionaries, encyclopedias, translations, anthologies and commentaries, that are to this day the indispensable reference materials and tools of trade of all scholars of the Middle East, of Islam, or of the Ottoman Empire. At the same time they constructed a vision, a gaze, an ideology of Eurocentrism and Orientalism. The object of this course is to introduce historians in the making to both aspects in their interconnected development, and especially to familiarize them with an immensely rich background of learning that will stay with them through their entire careers.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2016-2017 Introduction to Orientalism and Oriental Studies 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 519 Political and Social Thought in France in the 19th and 20th centuries 3 Credits
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the political and social movements originating in France in the 19th and 20th centuries about which they should become knowledgeable in order to understand why Turkish modernization, whether in the 19th or the 20th century, has been primarily affected by currents of thought originating in France.

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Fall 2000-2001 Political and Social Thought in France in the 19th and 20th cc. 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 521 Rites of Power 3 Credits
This course will examine the relations between a ruler and his/her subjects as expressions of what we broadly term "culture". Through ceremonies, rituals and festivities, a leitmotif of political power relations is investigated. Moving from the Middle Ages through the Early Modern Era to Modern Times, discussion focuses on (1) courtly ceremonies such as coronations, royal marriages and births, each accompanied by stately banquets; (2) the pageantry of politics and the politics of pageantry in the making of the architecture of cities such as London, Paris, Venice, Prague or Moscow; (3) the rites of rulership and personality cults in the Hannoverian monarchy, the French revolution, British India from the time of the Great Mutiny onward, Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union; and lastly (4) civic spectacles and popular culture. In each section a special effort will be made to bring in comparative examples from the realm of Ottoman studies.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Rites of Power 3
Spring 2015-2016 Rites of Power 3
Fall 2013-2014 Rites of Power 3
Fall 2005-2006 Rites of Power 3
Fall 1999-2000 Rites of Power 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 524 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3 Credits
This is a graduate-level survey course on various aspects of the history of women in Ottoman and Republican Turkish society. It aims to provide an introduction to the following historical "moments" and issues : the status of women according to Islamic law; women in rural society; provincial urban society and women; women of the royal household and court from the 14th to the 18th centuries; women in 19th century Ottoman modernization and related gender issues; the beginnings of active state involvement in maternity and abortion; the development of female education; the emergence of women into public life; marriage, family life, and divorce during the Ottoman reform period; New Ottoman and Young Turk views on the emancipation of women; male and female sexuality in Ottoman Turkish literature; stages in the development, subsumption, and revitalization of women's and feminist movements; gender issues in the Republican era.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3
Spring 2015-2016 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3
Spring 2013-2014 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3
Spring 2012-2013 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3
Fall 2011-2012 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3
Fall 2009-2010 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3
Spring 2006-2007 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3
Spring 2005-2006 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3
Spring 2004-2005 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3
Spring 2003-2004 Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 525 Law, State and Property in the 19th Century 3 Credits
This course studies the transformation in the understandings of state power, of property and of law, and the historical background to these changes that can be traced back to the formation of centralized monarchies and the commercial expansion of the 16th century. While this early history formed the background of the histories of modernity, the rupture in terms of the ways individual societies were governed, economic activity was organised, and property rights or resource allocation was affected, actually took place only in the 18th and the 19th centuries. These forms have subsequently been associated with the process of modernity, and were universalized given thecontext of competition, imperial penetration, and international economic expansion. The course will focus on the debates of 18th and 19th century political economists and political theorists including the Physiocrats, Montesqieu, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Jeremy Bentham and Alexis de Tocquevılle. It will then address the historical context these conceptualizations grew out of and responded to.

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Fall 2000-2001 Law State and Property in 19th Century 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 527 History of Citizenship in Europe 3 Credits
Citizenship is a powerful technology of inclusion and exclusion and of identity-building in modernity. History is one important perspective from which to understandind its functioning. The purpose of this course is to provide resources for a critical analysis of the philosophical, institutional and sociological foundations of citizenship and its changes over time, from their intellectual reformulation in the Italian Early Renaissance onwards. Another aim of the course is to provide a perspective on European history through the subject matter of citizenship building. Choosing citizenship as a vantage point challenges conventional interpretations, particularly of social movements from liberalism to the rise and transformation of the welfare state. The course combines readings from relevant figures of the so-called Republican tradition, as well as analyses of processes of citizen incorporation and definition of rights in different European countries from the 19th century to the present.

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Fall 2005-2006 History of Citizenship in Europe 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 531 Early Islamic History: A Survey 3 Credits
The course covers the period from the emergence of Islam to the end of Abbasid rule in Baghdad, and focuses on the central lands of Islam. After a chronological review of the political processes of expansion, state-formation, and decentralization, various aspects of social and intellectual life are examined. Topics to be covered include : the question of unity and diversity in Islamic history; the development of the religious sciences, law, political thought and philosophy; social hierarchies in theory and practice; and economic life and thought. For the possibility of being taken as an undergraduate course, subject to adjusted work requirements, see HIST 331.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Early Islamic History: A Survey 3
Fall 2016-2017 Early Islamic History: A Survey 3
Summer 2008-2009 Early Islamic History: A Survey 3
Spring 2005-2006 Early Islamic History: A Survey 3
Fall 2002-2003 Early Islamic History: A Survey 3
Fall 1999-2000 Early Islamic History: A Survey 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 532 Islamic History: the Middle Period (c.945 - 1500) 3 Credits
A continuing survey of Islamic history from around the middle of the 10th century, comprising: the deepening crisis of the Abbasid caliphate; mass conversions to Islam among non-Arab peoples (including the Karakhanids as well as the Volga Bulgars); the triumph of the Seljukid war-leadership over the Ghaznavids, and from 980 the overrunning of East Iran, then Mesopotamia, and eventually Asia Minor by this new Turkish warrior nobility. A first external shock in the form of the Crusades. With the breakup of the Greater Seljukids, the emergence of a series of independent Seljukid successor sultanates in Anatolia, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Kirman and Iran; the triple division of the caliphate itself (between the Abbasids in Baghdad, the Fatimids in Egypt, and the Umayyads in Spain). A second external shock of the Mongol conquest. Finally, the rise of the Mamluks in Egypt, the Ottomans in northwest Anatolia and Rumelia, and the Safavids in Iranian space.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Islamic History: the Middle Period (c.945 - 1500) 3
Spring 2016-2017 Islamic History: the Middle Period (c.945 - 1500) 3

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HIST 533 Economic History 3 Credits
History of economic change and institutions from the Medieval Era onwards: key transformations that led to the industrial revolution; the impact of these transformations on economic, social and political life and global hierarchies.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 534 Russian History I : Tsarist Russia (from the 17th Century to 1917) 3 Credits
This is a survey course on the general history of Russia from its early beginnings with the Muscovite state until World War I. It will begin with a general discussion on the geographical characteristics of Russia and the cultural peculiarities of the Russian population. Here the emphasis will be on the Eurasian dimension or character of the Russian lands. Strictly historical lectures will begin with Muscovy over 1450-1598, and will continue into the ''Time of Troubles,'' leading to the rise of the Romanov dynasty.The next issue will be the modernizing efforts of Peter the Great, and the political and social effects of these Petrine reforms (1682-1740). In the course of reviewing the policies of ''enlightened reform'' pursued by Catherine the Great (1762-1796), Russian expansionism against Poland and the Ottoman empire, as well as popular reactions such as the Pugachev Rebellion (1773-1775) will also be taken into account. Over the period between 1801-1855, the Napoleonic wars (1805-1815) and their impact, autocratic conservatism, and the Crimean War (1853-1856) will be highlighted. For the second half of the 19th century, attention fill focus on the emancipation of the serfs (1860), other administrative reforms and economic development accompanying expansion in Central Asia and Far East, and the emergence of a revolutionary opposition. The turbulent period of 1890-1914 will be discussed in terms of rapid industrialization, general poverty and popular unrest, defeat in the Russo-Japanese war and the subsequent 1905 revolution. The last weeks of the course will be devoted to World War I and the coming of the 1917 February and October revolutions.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2015-2016 Russian History I : Tsarist Russia (from the 17th Century to 1917) 3
Fall 2014-2015 Russian History I : Tsarist Russia (from the 17th Century to 1917) 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 538 The Economic History of the Middle East Since World War II 3 Credits
A critical overview of the processes of economic growth and transformation in the Middle East from World War II to the present. Countries to be studied include Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, the Arab states of the Arabian Peninsula, Iran and Turkey.

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Summer 2008-2009 The Economic History of the Middle East Since World War II 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 539 Christians In The Ottoman Empire 3 Credits
This course offers to examine the history and condition of Christians -- a majority of whom were the Greek Orthodox people (Rum) -- in Anatolia and the Balkans under the Ottoman Empire. From some basic concepts of non-Muslim historiography (such as zımmi or millet), the course will move to the various ways in which historians have interpreted the Christian presence under Ottoman rule. Byzantium as a state was very closely associated with Orthodox Christianity and the Greek language. What did its demise mean for Orthodox Christians and their institutions ? How did Ottoman social, economic and administrative structures absorb and influence Christians; in turn, how did they participate in producing and re-producing the imperial framework ? Special attention will be paid to : communal life and institutions, the place of Christians in Ottoman administration and imperial networks, the Phanariots, the rise of the Greek bourgeoisie, the emergence of the Greek nation-state, Greek education, and the contribution of Christians to Ottoman urban space and architecture.

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Summer 2011-2012 Christians In The Ottoman Empire 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 541 The Enlightenment World 3 Credits
This is an upper-level seminar course dealing with the intellectual history of the 18th century, covering aspects of the Enlightenment, as well as its wider reception, in France, Germany, Italy, and the British Isles. It examines the development of ideas on philosophy, religion, ethics, law, the economy, politics, and society, which had an impact on the historical arena at this time. It is intended to enable students to acquire a sound knowledge of the key figures of the European Enlightenment movement; to develop an overall grasp of the contribution of the European Enlightenment to the fields of literature, science, philosophy, and political and ethical theory; and to acquire an up-to-date understanding of modern critical historiography on the Enlightenment.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 547 History of Political Ideas in the Balkans in the Modern Era (19th and 20th Centuries) 3 Credits
Capable of being taken both as a companion to HIST 549 and also on its own, HIST 547 represents a departure in some measure from that of a classical ''history of ideas'' course. It is concentrated less on the study of political ideas as theoretical/intellectual constructions per se, than on their contextualization, therefore on the explanation of their specific local articulations and varying social weight. This shift in focus follows from two general contextual premises : (a) The disproportionate significance of the political in the changing Balkan societies in the modern era; and (b) the ideological systems within and by way of which local national elites have pursued their developmental policies. Hence a primary concern will be not to gauge how faithfully a certain ''Balkan'' political development has corresponded to its ''European'' prototype, but rather to see what functions and hopes were pinned on it; how efficient it was in terms of imposing (new) norms of political action and of social and economic relations; and finally, what the sources of intra-Balkan diversity have been in all these regards. All major politico-ideological (self-) definitions of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as their mutual relations/influences, will be considered. The implicit objective will be to shed light on the historically crystallized semantics of the modern political vocabulary in the Balkans -- of terms like ''tradition'', ''modernity'', ''freedom'', ''the people'', ''democracy'', ''nation'', ''parliamentarianism'', and ''political participation''. Requirements : short presentations and papers, plus one or two written exams. For the possibility of being taken not as a taught course but as a seminar, subject to the approval of the instructor and the fulfillment of the research paper requirements for a seminar in History, see under HIST 647.

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Fall 2001-2002 History of Political Ideas in the Balkans in the 19th and 20th cc. 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 550 History of Ottoman Institutions 3 Credits
Close studies of Ottoman social and political institutions (including, for example, the dynasty and modes of succession, the palace and court society, religion and related ideological structures, law and the judiciary, land tenure and revenue-collection/sharing arrangements, pious foundations, the royal guards army and other components of the military establishment) through archival documents and narrative sources.

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HIST 553 Aspects of Ottoman Rule in the Bulgarian Lands in the Pre-Tanzimat Period 3 Credits
Focuses on selected issues and specific features of Ottoman rule in the Bulgarian lands, and therefore requires some previous, preliminary knowledge of Ottoman history and documentation. The main themes addressed will include : early Ottoman administration (from the 15th to the early 16th centuries); the Ottoman judicial system and the functioning of the kadı court; agrarian relations : timars, vakıfs, çiftliks; monuments of Ottoman culture; towns and urban society; Osman Pazvandoğlu of Vidin against the backdrop of Kırcalı/dağlı unrest; the National Awakenings of the Balkan peoples; the international situation at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. At the same time, the core of the course will revolve around the official status and the real situation of various ethno-religious groups (such as the Orthodox Christians and the Jews) : their institutions; their attitudes vis-à-vis the Ottoman authorities; questions of Islamisation, and of neo-martyrs; church building and restoration; other and related problems. Assessment will be based on participation throughout the course, including short presentations, as well as a final paper based on either the relevant secondary literature, or an appropriate amount of work on the primary sources over and above the secondary literature, in which case it may count as a research seminar (also see HIST 653).

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Fall 2003-2004 Aspects of Ottoman Rule in the Bulgarian Lands in the Pre-Tanzimat Period 3

Prerequisite: HIST 561 - Masters - Min Grade D
or HIST 561 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 555 Frontier Societies and the Early Ottoman Community 3 Credits
The principal aim of the course is to study the emergence of the Ottoman polity and society in the context of frontiers as a universal phenomenon. After examining the frontier as an historical concept, the course considers specific frontier situations of particular relevance to Turkish and Islamic history, such as Inner Asia and China, Eurasia and Byzantium, Iran and Turan, the Arab lands and Byzantium, Andalusia and Christian Spain. The specific context of West Anatolia and the Balkans in the 14th century is then studied in terms of topics inherent in the study of frontiers, such as trade and warfare across the frontier, relations between central political authority and frontier lords, and cross-frontier political accomodation.

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Spring 2004-2005 Frontier Societies and the Early Ottoman Community 3
Fall 2000-2001 Frontier Societies and the Early Ottoman Community 3
Fall 1999-2000 Frontier Societies and the Early Ottoman Community 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 556 The Ottoman Empire and the Balkans 3 Credits
A general introduction on: the early Ottoman emirate; methods of conquest and patterns of expansion in the Balkans rival claims to war-leadership; competition, cooperation, absorption; the rewriting of history by subsequent Ottoman chroniclers. To be followed by increasing concentration on : political, social, cultural interactions; decapitations and amalgamations in town and country; the emergence and growth of the "Ottoman system" as a series of successive incorporations of the pre-Ottoman or non-Ottoman social formations and systems of land tenure; giving and receiving; what is "Ottoman", what is "Balkan"; problems of talking about : the Ottoman empire in Balkan space, the Balkans under Ottoman rule, the Balkan lands in Ottoman times.

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Spring 2000-2001 The Ottoman Empire and The Balkans 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 561 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3 Credits
This is one of a series of term-courses reviewing sources relevant for the study of Ottoman and Turkish history in different periods, as well as methods that have been developed and employed by historians on the basis of different types of sources. Specifically for the 15th and 16th centuries, HIST 561 is arranged topically to review the political organization of a dynastic state, the social structures of townsmen, peasants and nomads, as well as the relationships between political authority and various social groups. The wider context of Ottoman lands in Europe and in West Asia is then considered in relation to ideology and political thought. Each topic is studied in terms of how it is being treated in current historical scholarship, emphasizing the interplay between sources and methods appropriate for analytical or narrative history.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Spring 2016-2017 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Spring 2015-2016 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Spring 2014-2015 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2013-2014 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2012-2013 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2011-2012 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2010-2011 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2009-2010 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2008-2009 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2007-2008 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2006-2007 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2005-2006 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2004-2005 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Spring 2003-2004 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Spring 2002-2003 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2001-2002 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 2000-2001 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3
Fall 1999-2000 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 562 Ottoman Reform Movements II: Political and Social (1839-1918) 3 Credits
Intellectual and social issues prevalent in present- day Turkey have their antecedents in 19th century Ottoman Empire. Ottoman 19th century was a period where old and new, reform and reaction met each other. In fact, this was an era where the empire was shaken by series of wars and crisis of disintegration. Reformist bureaucrats applied policies to forestall this process, while the intelligentsia vehemently opposed authoritarian reforms. Discussions on the future of the empire became most fruitful during the first four years of the Second Constitutional Period (1908-1912) when people enjoyed some degree of liberal freedom. Public discussions came to an abrupt end when the Committee of Union and Progress established military dictatorship (1913-1918). As a whole, this "long nineteenth century" was an era where institutional foundations of Turkish modernization were laid down. This course aims to introduce, discuss, and understand Ottoman reform movements and thoughts of the last hundred year of Ottoman existence, based on the evaluation of reformist statesmen of the Tanzimat-period, oppositional intellectuals of the 1860s and 1870s, conservative attitude of Hamidian absolutism (1878-1908), and Young Turk reformist ideas of the last decades of Ottoman existence (1889-1918)

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2007-2008 Ottoman Reform Movements II: Political and Social (1839-1918) 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 563 Social and Economic History of the Ottoman Empire 3 Credits
Over the last few decades, methodological insightsof of a comparative and inter-disciplinary nature have triggered major challenges to the textbook notion of a glorious Ottoman ''classical age'' followed by perpetual ''decline'' until the onset of Westernizing reforms in the 19th century. To be counterposed to the static nature of this traditional paradigm is a dynamic, historical treatment of socio-economic transformations and continuities over 1300-1800. Issues to be covered include : land tenure; the organization of urban production, trade, and credit relations; the challenge posed by the rise of the modern world system; family and gender relations; ethnic and religious diversity; intellectual life; popular culture and forms of plebeian protest; the mechanisms of social and political control; and relations between state and society.

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Spring 2013-2014 Social and Economic History of the Ottoman Empire 3
Fall 2009-2010 Social and Economic History of the Ottoman Empire 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 564 Rebellion and Dissent in the Ottoman Empire 3 Credits
The course examines selected episodes of rebellion, social unrest and dissent. Major the oretical debates regarding early modern revolts in Eurasia are introduced and their relevance for the Ottoman Empire are explored. Themes to be covered include dynamics of state-making and socio-economic change, language of dissent, and questions of organization, agenda and agency in rural and urban revolts

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 570 History of a City I : From Byzantion to Constantinople 3 Credits
''A city capable of absorbing everything,'' is how the famous French historian Maurice Aymard described Constantinople / Istanbul in the 1970s. HIST 570 is designed to take students through the first two thousand years of this many-layered history, starting with a modest colony established by the Greek polis of Megara, growing through a crucial choice made by Constantine early in the AD 4th century into ''New Rome'', then rising and ultimately falling, in 1453, with the fortunes of the Byzantine empire. A historical introduction on these and other key phases will be followed by in-depth lectures many of which will be delivered on site in the course of study trips to leading Byzantine locations and monuments. A minimum of two lecture hours per week will be complemented by additional seminar hours focusing on the primary sources available in translation, as well as comprehensive readings in the available secondary literature. For the possibility of taking ''History of a City I'' as an undergraduate course, subject to appropriately adjusted requirements, see HIST 370.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2006-2007 History of a City I: From Byzantion to Constantinople 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 571 History of a City II : Ottoman Istanbul, 1450-1900 3 Credits
Beginning with a baseline survey of conditions prevailing shortly before the siege and eventual capture of Constantinople by Mehmed II in 1453, HIST 571, whether taken independently or as a sequel to HIST 570, is designed to take students from Ottoman Istanbul's initial re-building and repopulation, through its 16th century efflorescence as the capital of a new and resurgent empire, as well as through the manifold transformations of the 17th and 18th centuries, into the Tanzimat onset of modernity. Historical backgrounding lectures on these and other key phases or developments will be complemented with other, on site lectures in the course of study trips to leading Ottoman locations and monuments....

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 History of a City II : Ottoman Istanbul, 1450-1900 3
Fall 2014-2015 History of a City II : Ottoman Istanbul, 1450-1900 3
Fall 2010-2011 History of a City II : Ottoman Istanbul, 1450-1900 3
Fall 2009-2010 History of a City II : Ottoman Istanbul, 1450-1900 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 572 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3 Credits
This is one of a series of term-courses reviewing sources relevant for the study of Ottoman and Turkish history in different periods, as well as methods that have been developed and employed by historians on the basis of different types of sources. Specifically for the 17th and 18th centuries, HIST 572 starts out with a review of the decline paradigm, which among other things portrays the Ottoman Empire as a stagnant, peripheral and passive spectator in Early Modernity, and which has been persuasively challenged since the 1970s. Building upon research based on the central Ottoman archives over the last three decades, and using the state as the key unit of analysis, the first part of this course takes an in-depth look at people and ideas in the Ottoman territories over 1600-1800, via (1) the changing political economy, (2) the transformation of agrarian relations, (3) the problems of provisioning Istanbul, (4) struggles between the reforming and conservative wings of the ruling elite, and (5) the "women's sultanate", so-called, and the changing legitimation patterns of the House of Osman. A second part deals with (6) economic, social and cultural life in the provinces, and (7) the growth of international trading cities such as Thessaloniki, Izmir or Aleppo. In concluding, historiographical attention is devoted to the clichés or tropes of (8) the "Tulip Age", (9) "Oriental despotism", and (10) "incorporation into the world- system".

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2016-2017 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2014-2015 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2013-2014 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2012-2013 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Fall 2011-2012 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2009-2010 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2008-2009 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2006-2007 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2005-2006 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2003-2004 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2001-2002 Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2000-2001 Sources & Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 3
Spring 1999-2000 Sources & Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History 4

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 575 Postorientalism and Postcolonialism 3 Credits
The term ?Postcolonialism? characterizes a loosely defined field of interdisciplinary perspectives, theories and methods that deal with dimensions of colonial rule in the past and its effects into the immediate present. Venturing to deconstruct colonial discourses and representations, Postcolonial Studies has had a deep imprint on humanities and social sciences in the last decades, and familiarity with it has become crucial to handling research literature on the Middle East. Given academic developments over the last forty years, of equal importance to scholars in this field is a viable Postorientalist approach. Along with Edward Said?s path-breaking work, students will also gain insight into other dimensions of postcolonial literature, such as Subaltern Studies originating in the attempt of South Asian scholars to come to terms with the legacy of British rule. The last third of the term will focus on applying all such theoretical insights to Middle Eastern, Ottoman and Turkey studies.

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Fall 2015-2016 Postorientalism and Postcolonialism 3

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HIST 581 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3 Credits
This is one of a series of term-courses reviewing sources relevant for the study of Ottoman and Turkish history in different periods, as well as methods that have been developed and employed by historians on the basis of different types of sources. Specifically for the ''long'' 19th century, HIST 581 is designed to familiarize the student with the basic chronology, themes, problematics and source materials of Late Ottoman history; namely the period starting from the reforms of Selim III and the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt to the beginning of the Second Constitutional Period and the establishment of the Young Turk regime. The course aims to situate the myriad transformations in Late Ottoman social, political and cultural life not only within their European and Balkan context, but also in relation to the modernizing agendas of the non-western/colonial world. Thus, the Ottoman efforts to salvage the state and to redefine an exclusive imperial identity will be discussed through comparative perspectives and methodological insights provided by current studies on 19th century Austria-Hungary, Russia and Iran, as well as colonial North Africa and India.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2016-2017 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Fall 2015-2016 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2013-2014 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2012-2013 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2011-2012 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2010-2011 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2009-2010 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2008-2009 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2007-2008 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Fall 2006-2007 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Spring 2004-2005 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3
Fall 2002-2003 Sources and Methods for 19th Century Ottoman History 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 585 Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey 3 Credits
First decolonization and then the end of the Cold War have led to new waves of transnational movement. Mass immigration and floods of refugees have given rise to economic, social and cultural clashes, feeding into fresh problems of ethno-religious otherization that have come to haunt even the normally most stable and tolerant democracies of Europe. Simultaneously, Turkey's EU process is bringing into question a number of minority issues that are the legacy of the transition from the multi-ethnic Ottoman empire into Balkan, Caucasian and Middle Eastern nation-states. What are these questions ? Which groups are involved ? How can cultural, linguistic and religious rights be applied to the relationship between majority and minority groups at the national and international levels ? How can consciousness of ethnic, religious or cultural diversity be fostered and promoted as a common value ? It is to such historical and contemporary problems that HIST 585 is addressed. For the possibility of taking this course at an undergraduate level, subject to appropriate adjustments, see SPS 485.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey 3
Summer 2016-2017 Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey 3
Fall 2015-2016 Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey 3
Fall 2014-2015 Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey 3
Spring 2012-2013 Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey 3
Fall 2008-2009 Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey 3
Spring 2007-2008 Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey 3
Spring 2006-2007 Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 586 Topics in Armenian History and Literature 3 Credits
This course offers an opportunity for an initial encounter with Armenian history, culture and literature. Its specific focus may change from one term to the next, depending on the visiting instructor as well as on student interest. Thus it may entail an overall survey as well as much more in-depth penetration of special issues or problems. Both the themes and approaches involved may be interdisciplinary in nature, drawing upon anthropology, sociology or visual studies, too, along with history and literature.

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HIST 587 Proto-Fascism in Europe and the Ottoman Empire 3 Credits
Situated at the junction of nationalism studies with the history of Fascism and Nazism, this course proposes to explore the formation of proto-fascism (including its various dimensions of racism, anti-semitism, Social Darwinism, radical modernism, authoritarian state-fetishism, nihilism, mysticism, the death urge and the Führer principle) in the late 19th and early 20th century -- first in its original European and then its Late Ottoman context, where it acquired its Turkist and Unionist extensions. Course materials will comprise not only the usual secondary literature but also a number of primary sources (such as the key periodicals of the Second Constitutional period).

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Summer 2012-2013 Proto-Fascism in Europe and the Ottoman Empire 3
Summer 2011-2012 Proto-Fascism in Europe and the Ottoman Empire 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 588 Nationalist Projects in Southeast European History 3 Credits
The protracted decline and breakup of the Ottoman empire went hand in hand with the rise of a number of mutually antagonistic nationalisms which kept competing not only against the Porte but also against one another for political, ideological, and economic space. After initial, embryonic nation-statehood, such competition acquired irredentistic extensions. HIST 588 proposes to look at various such projects that culminated in great human tragedies in the early 20th century, the legacy of which endures to this day. Thus a brief introduction on theories of nation and nationalism will be followed by close examinations of : (1) the idea of a ''Greater Serbia''; (2) the ''Illyrianism'' (or Illyrismus) concept and the related notion of ''Yugoslavia'' in Croatia; (3) the role of state policy in the Greek megali idea; (4) Ottomanism (Osmanlılık) : an initial reaction against other nationalist movements; (5) religion, ethnos, and nation in Bulgaria; (6) how ''constructed'' was the Macedonian nation; (7) the development of Albanian ''nationhood'' and the idea of a ''greater Albania''; (8) the rise and outlines of Turkish nationalism. The course will conclude with a review of nationalism and ''minorities'' questions today. For the possibility of taking this course at an undergraduate level, subject to appropriate adjustments, see HIST 488.

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Spring 2011-2012 Nationalist Projects in Southeast European History 3
Spring 2008-2009 Nationalist Projects in Southeast European History 3
Spring 2007-2008 Nationalist Projects in Southeast European History 3
Fall 2006-2007 Nationalist Projects in Southeast European History 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 589 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3 Credits
A dense survey course on the making of Modern Turkey with a special focus on the ideological dimension of nation-building. Moves from multiple backgrounds (in : the broad outlines of Ottoman history; the ?long? 19th century; the New Imperialism; Eurocentrism and Orientalism; racism and Social Darwinism), through Ottoman-Turkish elites? evolving love-and-hate relationship with the West, to the fashioning and grounding of a specifically Turkish (as against an Ottoman or a Muslim) identity in the throes of the protracted crisis of 1908-22. Makes considerable use of literature, too, to explore the myths of originism and authocthonism, as well as the ''golden age'' narratives, connected with both early and Kemalist varieties of Turkish nationalism. Also see HIST 489 for the possibility of being taken at the undergraduate level.

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Fall 2017-2018 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2016-2017 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2015-2016 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2014-2015 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2013-2014 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2012-2013 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2011-2012 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2010-2011 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2009-2010 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 591 Sources and Methods for Early Republican History, 1920-1938 3 Credits
This is one of a series of term-courses reviewing sources relevant for the study of Ottoman and Turkish history in different periods, as well as methods that have been developed and employed by historians on the basis of different types of sources. Specifically for the first two or three decades of the Turkish Republic, HIST 591 comprises a comparative study of the ''one party'' period and political system using primary sources and relating them to their specific historical and political contexts. Starting with the political situation emerging out of World War I, as well as the various alignments and polarizations evolving during the years of the War of Independence, the impact of this crucial, traumatic, formative ''moment'' will be pursued from the founding of the Republic to the end of the early Republican era. Included will be a comprehensive review of all political, cultural, economic and foreign policy developments and orientations, with specific focus on the political organizations of the period.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2006-2007 Sources and Methods for Early Republican History, 1920-1938 3
Fall 2005-2006 Sources and Methods for Early Republican History, 1920-1938 3
Fall 2004-2005 Sources and Methods for Early Republican History, 1920-1938 3
Spring 2002-2003 Sources and Methods for Early Republican History, 1920-1938 3
Fall 1999-2000 Sources and Methods for Early Republican History, 1920-1938 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 592 Sources and Methods for Late Republican History, 1938-1950 3 Credits
This is one of a series of term-courses reviewing sources relevant for the study of Ottoman and Turkish history in different periods, as well as methods that have been developed and employed by historians on the basis of different types of sources. Specifically for the mid-20th century, HIST 592 offers a close scrutiny of the İnönü years -- comprising the tail end of the one-party period, and opening up to the transformation of the political régime in the post-war era -- that simultaneously introduces the student to the ample primary sources of this crucial but often neglected era. Themes to be covered include : special focus on the Republican People's Party as a political organisation, and on the changing features of the one-party system, together with explorations of political, economic and cultural life. Aspects of Turkish foreign policy under İnönü. Frameworks of synchronic comparison with other one-party régimes, as well as of diachronic comparisons between the early and late phases of one-party rule in Turkey.

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Spring 2005-2006 Sources and Methods for Late Republican History, 1938 to Present 3
Spring 2004-2005 Sources and Methods for Late Republican History, 1938 to Present 3

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HIST 593 Caucasus and its Hinterland: Clans, Ethnicities and Nations in Imperial Borderlands 3 Credits
The Caucasus and its hinterland, which separate as well as connect the Pontic, the Caspian, and the Persian Gulf basins, have been a strategically important and therefore contested space since antiquity. In modern times, the region was at first fought over by the rival Muslim empires of the Ottomans and the Safavids. The entry of imperial Russia into the arena in the last decades of the eighteenth century ushered in the era of Christian predominance. The next century saw the penetration of the whole Muslim Middle East by western economic interests, accompanied by new conflicts and alignments both on intraregional and international levels. Whereas the evolution of the so-called Eastern Question that implied the settlement of the Ottoman succession parallel to Russian expansion into Transcaucasia encouraged the Christian populations of the region (the Georgians, the Armenians) to aspire to self-rule and even independence, the Muslims felt humiliated and feared a degradation of their traditional ways of life. Their reaction, beginning with the mountaineers' resistance to Russian colonization of the north Caucasus in the last decades of the eighteenth century and reaching its apex under the leadership of Imam Shamil (1834-1859), exacerbated by forced migrations of the Circassians and other Caucasian groups into Anatolia, entailed in the long run ethnic and religious violence in various forms, directed against both the neighbouring groups and the imperial centres. This development culminated in mass deportations and genocidal events during the two world wars of the twentieth century, ethnic conflict, nationalist secessionism and imperialist rivalries breaking out with new vigour in the post-Soviet era. The course will approach this complex history from the vantage point of the concept of "zones of violence", studying and discussing thereby the catastrophic experiences of the period within a multicausal framework

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2009-2010 Caucasus and its Hinterland: Clans, Ethnicities and Nations in Imperial Borderlands 3
Fall 2007-2008 Caucasus and its Hinterland: Clans, Ethnicities and Nations in Imperial Borderlands 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 595 MA Term Project 0 Credit
For students in the "MA by Examination" program, the institutional framework for guided research under the supervision of a Faculty member towards the completion of their required research project, on a topic to be submitted to and approved by the History Program Committee.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 MA Term Project 0
Fall 2017-2018 MA Term Project 0
Spring 2016-2017 MA Term Project 0
Fall 2016-2017 MA Term Project 0
Fall 2015-2016 MA Term Project 0
Spring 2014-2015 MA Term Project 0
Spring 2013-2014 MA Term Project 0
Spring 2012-2013 MA Term Project 0
Fall 2012-2013 MA Term Project 0
Fall 2009-2010 MA Term Project 0
Fall 2007-2008 MA Term Project 0
Spring 2006-2007 MA Term Project 0
Spring 2005-2006 MA Term Project 0
Fall 2005-2006 MA Term Project 0
Spring 2003-2004 MA Term Project 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 20 ECTS / 20 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 596 The Tanzimat Process as a Transfer of Knowledge 3 Credits
A survey of reform movements in the Ottoman Empire especially through the prism of their contacts with West European scientific speculations in the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as through their sequel in the form of Tanzimat reforms up to 1850. An attempt will be made to cover the history of institutional developments parallel to the history of ideas. May be taken both as a taught course and as a seminar, subject to the approval of the instructor and the fulfillment of the research paper requirements for a seminar in History. See HIST 696.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2000-2001 The Tanzimat Process as a Transfer of Knowledge 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 597 Nations and Boundaries in the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus 3 Credits
For advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students, a case-study based survey of the tortuous emergence of modern nations and nation-states, as well as of more "delayed" and "unfulfilled", therefore frustrated nationalisms, out of a matrix of ethno-confessional diversity, in the context of a decaying and disintegrating empire. The Great Powers, the new nationalisms, and the Porte. Modernization and nation-building. Converting millets into nations. Ambitions and their limits. Rival irredentisms Claims of language, of history, of symbolic geography. Predictable tragedies : war and revolution; atrocities; forced migrations. The state experience and the human experience. The struggle for sanity and stability in contested space. Constructions of national memory and of forgetfulness. For the possibility of being taken as an undergraduate course, subject to adjusted work requirements, see HIST 497.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2005-2006 Nations and Boundaries in the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus 3
Spring 2003-2004 Nations and Boundaries in the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 598 A History of the Cyprus Conflict 3 Credits
The course aims to provide students with a historical overview of the Cyprus question (which entered the UN's agenda as a main issue for the first time in 1954) and various twists and turns it took since the beginning of the ethnic conflict in the island through the prolonged diplomatic processes it entailed till today.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 599 Master's Thesis 0 Credit
Provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of MA students' thesis research and writing, which they are expected to accomplish under the supervision of a Faculty member from the relevant field over the second year of their course-work.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2017-2018 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2016-2017 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2016-2017 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2015-2016 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2015-2016 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2014-2015 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2014-2015 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2013-2014 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2013-2014 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2012-2013 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2012-2013 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2011-2012 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2011-2012 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2010-2011 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2010-2011 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2009-2010 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2009-2010 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2008-2009 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2008-2009 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2007-2008 Master's Thesis 0
Fall 2007-2008 Master's Thesis 0
Spring 2006-2007 Master Thesis 0
Fall 2006-2007 Master Thesis 0
Spring 2005-2006 Master Thesis 0
Fall 2005-2006 Master Thesis 0
Spring 2004-2005 Master Thesis 0
Fall 2004-2005 Master Thesis 0
Spring 2003-2004 Master Thesis 0
Fall 2003-2004 Master Thesis 0
Spring 2002-2003 Master Thesis 0
Fall 2002-2003 Master Thesis 0
Spring 2001-2002 Master Thesis 0
Fall 2001-2002 Master Thesis 0
Spring 2000-2001 Master Thesis 0
Fall 2000-2001 Master Thesis (HIST698) 0
Spring 1999-2000 Master Thesis (HIST698) 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 35 ECTS / 35 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 600 PhD Pro-Seminar 0 Credit
A multi-purpose course that can be used flexibly for a better preparation in research methods and analysis including deepening mastery of the relevant research languages through special readings, whenever necessary. The course also aims to expose students to ethical standards and rules in research and publishing.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2017-2018 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2016-2017 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2015-2016 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2015-2016 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2014-2015 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2014-2015 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2013-2014 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2013-2014 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2011-2012 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2011-2012 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2010-2011 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2010-2011 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2009-2010 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2009-2010 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2008-2009 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2007-2008 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Fall 2007-2008 PhD Pro-Seminar 0
Spring 2006-2007 Pro-Seminar for Ph.D. 0
Fall 2006-2007 Pro-Seminar for Ph.D. 0
Spring 2005-2006 Pro-Seminar for Ph.D. 0
Fall 2005-2006 Pro-Seminar for Ph.D. 0
Spring 2004-2005 Pro-Seminar for Ph.D. 0
Fall 2004-2005 Pro-Seminar for Ph.D. 0
Spring 2003-2004 Pro-Seminar for Ph.D. 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 1 ECTS / 1 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 601 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3 Credits
Readings in various types and styles of Ottoman handwritten sources from different periods. The purpose is to study a wide range of bureaucratic and intellectual texts, noting their historical contexts as well as stylistic and linguistic features. Provides extra training in intermediate-to-advanced Ottoman paleography, as well as enhanced source knowledge. Does not count as a 600-coded research seminar for graduate students registered in regular Sabancı University degree programs. Prerequisite : TLL 501-502 or the equivalent.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3
Fall 2015-2016 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3
Fall 2013-2014 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3
Spring 2008-2009 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3
Spring 2007-2008 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3
Spring 2005-2006 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3
Spring 2004-2005 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3
Summer 2002-2003 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3
Spring 2001-2002 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3

Prerequisite: (TLL 501 - Masters - Min Grade D
and TLL 502 - Masters - Min Grade D)
or (TLL 501 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
and TLL 502 - Doctorate - Min Grade D)
or (TLL 510 - Masters - Min Grade D
and TLL 520 - Masters - Min Grade D)
or (TLL 510 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
and TLL 520 - Doctorate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 602 Advanced Readings in Research Languages 3 Credits
Readings in various types and styles of historical sources in languages of the Ottoman lands other than Ottoman Turkish (such as Arabic and Persian, as well as Greek, Bulgarian or Serbo-Croatian). Provides extra language training as well as enhanced source knowledge. Does not count as a 600-coded research seminar for graduate students registered in regular Sabancı University degree programs.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 609 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3 Credits
Review of the development of history writing in Ottoman society; the scope, meaning and uses of history; official and non-official şehnames, chronicles, histories. Uses of Ottoman historical writing for modern scholarship. Readings in major historians of the 16th and 17th centuries (Kemal Paşazade, Celalzade, Mustafa Ali, Naima) in printed and manuscript texts. Requirements : a major research paper of around 30 pages. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History while also serving as a course in advanced paleography. Prerequisite : An adequate command of Ottoman Turkish, through TLL 501-502 or the equivalent, and subject to the instructor's approval.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Spring 2015-2016 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Fall 2014-2015 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Fall 2013-2014 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Fall 2012-2013 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Fall 2011-2012 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Fall 2010-2011 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Spring 2008-2009 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Spring 2007-2008 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Spring 2006-2007 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Spring 2005-2006 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Fall 2003-2004 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3
Fall 2002-2003 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 613 Readings in Ottoman Legal Culture 3 Credits
Combines introductory instruction in Ottoman law and legal practice with advanced paleographical training. Different aspects of law, such as court practice, legal interpretation, and royal legislation, are examined, and the relevant primary sources introduced, in alternating years. (Thus if the theme for a particular semester has been the practice of ifta, after an introduction to relevant debates in the field of Islamic and Ottoman law, the class embarks on a collective historical survey of selected themes as they appear in fetva collections of the 16th to the 18th centuries. A comparable approach will be adopted for other themes to be offered in rotation over the years.) Requirements : a major research paper of around 30 pages based on primary source materials. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History. Prerequisite : An adequate command of Ottoman Turkish, through TLL 501-502 or the equivalent, and subject to the instructor's approval.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2016-2017 Readings in Ottoman Legal Culture 3
Spring 2010-2011 Readings in Ottoman Legal Culture 3
Spring 2009-2010 Readings in Ottoman Legal Culture 3
Fall 2007-2008 Readings in Ottoman Legal Culture 3
Spring 2000-2001 Readings in Ottoman Legal Culture 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 623 Revolutions in History 3 Credits
What is a revolution ? Are revolutions necessary and inevitable, hence universal ? Is their balance sheet all positive or negative ? Why, after an enduring revolutionist legacy, are revolutions being so strictly questioned today ? Does "the end of history" mean "the end of revolutions" ? HIST 623 proposes to tackle these and other questions from a standpoint situated outside both the revolutionary and the anti-revolutionary discourses that have long dominated the intellectual scene. Attempting to construct a new, critical historiography of the subject, it draws on the evidence provided by a number of case studies on the English, the French, the Russian, the Kemalist and the Chinese revolutions, and works its way through a number of thinkers ranging from Burke and Tocqueville through Marx to Brinton, Skocpol, Furet or Hobsbawm, in order to problematize themes like the link between revolutions and modernity, the time-space distribution of revolutions, "normal" and "abnormal" politics, crises of legitimacy, the dialectics of leadership and mass support, stages of revolutionary action, violence and demonstrations of punishment, the radicalization and militarization of revolutions, European and non- European revolutions, and the alignments and legacies of revolutions. May be taken by undergraduates as a taught course (= HIST 323), and simultaneously by graduate students as a research seminar subject to the special requirement of producing a major, 30-page research paper based on primary materials. Subject to the fulfillment of these conditions, counts towards completion of the seminar requirement in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 1999-2000 Revolutions in History 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 625 Topics in Ottoman Cultural History 3 Credits
Topics in Ottoman Cultural History been treated mostly in terms of segmented and isolated fields, giving rise to separate "histories" of architecture, miniature painting, the other decorative arts, music and literature. Furthermore, its relationship with the Imperial court has been narrowly and superficially conceived, so that it has frequently been reduced to a mere "reflection" of the political and military fortunes of the state or the ruling house, and simultaneously divorced from the material and cultural conditions of production, the entire habitus, of a court society. Against this historiographical background, and through an ongoing critique of the prevailing modes of interpretation (including documentary, formalist retrospective-ideological, or connoisseurial approaches, as well as more up-to-date methodologies focusing on reception theory, the social foundations of art, or identity issues within art), HIST 625 will be exploring the possible avenues of "total history" in this regard, seeking to address questions of "Ottomanization", "social, political and cultural fluidity", "legitimate change", "barriers between various classes of official Ottoman society", "erosion of corporate distinction", or "cultural experimentations", and encouraging students to investigate the ways in which configurations of power and legitimation (in all their change and continuity) were both expressed by and constructed through artand culture at various times. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History subject to the completion of a major research paper (of around 30 pages) largely based on primary source materials. For the possibility of being taken as an upper undergraduate lecture course, with adjusted readings and requirements, see HIST 425. Prerequisite : An adequate command of Ottoman Turkish, through TLL 501-502 or the equivalent, and subject to the instructor's approval.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2003-2004 Topics in Ottoman Cultural History 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 631 Research in Popular and Applied History I : 3 Credits

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2001-2002 Research in Popular and Applied History I 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 632 Research in Popular and Applied History II : Topics in the History of Medieval Europe and Anatolia 3 Credits
The second of a series of comparative and applied workshops in the analysis of elements of popular historical consciousness, including fiction, popular journal and comic strips as well as history education materials. Focuses not only on Turkey but Southeast Europe as a whole, and creates space for exploring the possibilities of defining and producing alternative educational materials, including textbooks and/or theme kits for teacher and students. More specifically, and as the continuation of HIST 631 over the second semester, HIST 632 is devoted to critical investigations of existing accounts of Medieval Europe and Anatolia in history education, as well as the possibilities of improving on such treatments. Does not count as a 600 -coded research seminar for graduate students registered in regular Sabancı University degree programs.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2001-2002 Research in Popular and Applied History II 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 633 Research in Popular and Applied History III : 3 Credits

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2002-2003 Research in Popular and Applied History 3: Topics in Ottoman History,1300-1600 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 634 Research in Popular and Applied History IV: Topics in Ottoman and Late Ottoman History, 1600-1918 3 Credits
The fourth of a series of comparative and applied workshops in the analysis of elements of popular historical consciousness, including fiction, popular journals and comic strips as well as history education materials. Focuses not only on Turkey but on Southeast Europe as a whole, and creates space for exploring the possibilities of defining and producing alternative educational materials, including textbooks and/or theme kits for teachers and students. More specifically, HIST 634 is devoted to critical investigations of existing accounts of Ottoman ''decline'', belated modernization and tortuous collapse in history education, as well as the possibilities of improving on such treatments. Does not count as a 600-coded research seminar for graduate students registered in regular Sabancı University degree programs.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2002-2003 Research in Popular and Applied History IV: Topics in Ottoman and Late Ottoman History, 1600-1918 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 635 Research in Popular and Applied History V : Topics in 19th Century World and Ottoman-Turkish History 3 Credits
The fifth of a series of comparative and applied workshops in the analysis of elements of popular historical consciousness, including fiction, popular journals and comic strips as well as history education materials. Focuses not only on Turkey but on Southeast Europe as a whole, and creates space for exploring the possibilities of defining and producing alternative educational materials, including textbooks and/or theme kits for teachers and students. More specifically, HIST 635 is devoted to critical investigations of existing textbook accounts of the 19th century "reform period" in Late Ottoman history, as well as the possibilities of improving on such treatments. Does not count as a 600 -coded research seminar for graduate students registered in regular Sabancı University degree programs.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2003-2004 Research in Popular and Applied History V : Topics in 19th Century World and Ottoman-Turkish History 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 636 Research in Popular and Applied History VI : Topics in 20th Century World and Ottoman-Turkish History 3 Credits
The sixth of a series of comparative and applied workshops in the analysis of elements of popular historical consciousness, including fiction, popular journals and comic strips as well as history education materials. Focuses not only on Turkey but on Southeast Europe as a whole, and creates space for exploring the possibilities of defining and producing alternative educational materials, including textbooks and/or theme kits for teachers and students. More specifically, HIST 636 is devoted to critical investigations of existing textbook accounts of 20th century Late Ottoman and Turkish Republican history, as well as the possibilities of improving on such treatments. Does not count as a 600-coded research seminar for graduate students registered in regular Sabancı University degree programs.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2003-2004 Research in Popular and Applied History VI : Topics in 20th Century World and Ottoman-Turkish History 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 637 Research in Popular and Applied History VII : Topics in Nationalist Conflict and the Breakup of Empire I 3 Credits
The seventh of a series of comparative and applied workshops in the analysis of elements of popular historical consciousness, including fiction, popular journals and comic strips as well as history education materials. Focuses not only on Turkey but on Southeast Europe as a whole, and creates space for exploring the possibilities of defining and producing alternative educational materials, including textbooks and/or theme kits for teachers and students. More specifically, HIST 637 is devoted to critical investigations of existing as well as earlier textbook accounts of the nationalist conflicts emerging in the context of the protracted death throes of the Ottoman Empire. Unlike the previous courses in this series, HIST 637 (and its HIST 638 sequel) will count as a 600-coded research seminar for graduate students registered in regular Sabancı University degree programs.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 638 Research in Popular and Applied History VIII : Topics in Nationalist Conflict and the Breakup of Empire II 3 Credits
The eighth of a series of comparative and applied workshops in the analysis of elements of popular historical consciousness, including fiction, popular journals and comic strips as well as history education materials. Focuses not only on Turkey but on Southeast Europe as a whole, and creates space for exploring the possibilities of defining and producing alternative educational materials, including textbooks and/or theme kits for teachers and students. More specifically, HIST 638 is devoted to critical investigations of existing as well as earlier textbook accounts of the nationalist conflicts emerging in the context of the protracted death throes of the Ottoman Empire. Unlike the previous courses in this series, HIST 638 (as well as its HIST 637 prerequisite) will count as a 600-coded research seminar for graduate students registered in regular Sabancı University degree programs.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: HIST 637 - Masters - Min Grade D
or HIST 637 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 650 The Eastern Question, 1768-1923 3 Credits
A survey of the ideological, political and military processes and structurations attending, and developing through, nearly two centuries of attempts by the European Great Powers of the 18th and especially the 19th centuries to partition the Ottoman Empire, eventually designated as the Sick Man of Europe. May be taken by undergraduates as a taught course (= HIST 450), and simultaneously by graduate students as a research seminar subject to the special requirement of producing a major, 30-page paper based on primary materials. Subject to the fulfillment of these conditions, counts towards completion of the seminar requirement in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2009-2010 The Eastern Question, 1768-1923 3
Fall 2002-2003 The Eastern Question, 1768-1923 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 664 Rebellion and Dissent in the Ottoman Empire 3 Credits
This seminar examines selected episodes of rebellion, social unrest and dissent through selected primary sources and secondary literature. It introduces major theoretical debates regarding early modern revolts in Eurasia and explores their relevance for the Ottoman Empire. Themes to be covered include dynamics of state-making and socio-economic change, ideology and language of dissent, and questions of organization, agenda and agency in rural and urban revolts.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 669 Topics in the History of Ottoman Slavery 3 Credits
The purpose of this seminar is to explore slavery as an institution in the Ottoman context. Historical "moments" or issues regarding which students will be guided into in-depth research include: Ottoman slavery in the context of broader world perspectives; "open" and "closed" systems of slavery; means of acquiring or recruiting slaves; ethnicity and slavery; changes in the Ottoman demand for slaves; slaves as soldiers and administrators; slaves in agriculture; slaves in manufacturing activities; domestic slavery; popular slave culture in Ottoman society; slavery and its legal framework; the Abolitionist debate in Europe and North America, and its relevance for Ottoman slavery; Western involvement in Ottoman slavery; governmental measures against slavery and the slave trade; the eventual demise of Ottoman slavery in the absence of a legal act of abolition. Requirements : a major research paper of around 30 pages. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History. Prerequisite : An adequate command of Ottoman Turkish, through TLL 501-502 or the equivalent, and subject to the instructor's approval.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2003-2004 Topics in the History of Ottoman Slavery 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 671 The Making of Istanbul 3 Credits
A research seminar combining visual materials with textual sources. Periods and topics dealt with, and which students may choose to concentrate upon, include : (1) The Byzantine past; rituals and monuments in the making of a city. (2) Early Ottoman land tenure in and around Istanbul : tahrirs and Imperial vakıfs, kanun and canon. (3) Istanbul as a distinctive "local culture" within the Ottoman Empire. (4) Istanbul as a locus of social unrest. (5) Late Ottoman Istanbul : its changing topography; its diverging tastes and identities (or : the emergence of sub-localities within a local culture). (6) Republican Istanbul and the end of a city. Requirements : a major research paper combining multiple types of evidence. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History. Prerequisite : An adequate command of Ottoman Turkish, through TLL 501-502 or the equivalent, and subject to the instructor's approval.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2014-2015 The Making of Istanbul 3
Fall 2006-2007 The Making of Istanbul 3
Spring 2003-2004 The Making of Istanbul 3
Spring 2001-2002 The Making of Istanbul 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 672 Seminar for Early Modern Ottoman History 3 Credits
A key research seminar in Ottoman history designed to introduce graduate students to first-hand familiarity with, and provide them with an initial capacity for working on, a variety of primary period sources, in their original form, revolving around a particular theme relevant to the 17th and 18th centuries. The thematic concentration may be changed by the instructor from year to year. Prerequisite: HIST 572 or the equivalent, plus an adequate Ottoman script reading ability (both to be verified by the History Program). Basic deliverable: a major, 30-page research paper based on primary materials as described above. Subject to the fulfillment of these conditions, counts towards completion of the MA or PhD seminar requirements in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 Seminar for Ottoman history 3

Prerequisite: HIST 572 - Masters - Min Grade D
or HIST 572 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 681 Seminar for Late Ottoman history 3 Credits

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: HIST 581 - Masters - Min Grade D
or HIST 581 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 682 Politics and Society in Ottoman Cities, 16th -18th centuries 3 Credits
An introduction to major research paradigms used in the study of Ottoman towns. Different urban typologies based on geography, culture or material life, and commonly used units of analysis such as community, class or estate, are examined. Themes to be studied include formal and informal politics and aspects of life in public spaces; regulation, conformity and resistance, sociability and ceremony. Requirements : a major research paper of around 30 pages based on primary source materials. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History while also providing advanced paleographical training. Prerequisite : An adequate command of Ottoman Turkish, through TLL 501-502 or the equivalent, and subject to the instructor's approval.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2013-2014 Politics and Society in Ottoman Cities, 16th -18th centuries 3
Spring 2011-2012 Politics and Society in Ottoman Cities, 16th -18th centuries 3
Fall 2008-2009 Politics and Society in Ottoman Cities, 16th -18th centuries 3
Spring 2006-2007 Society and Politics in Ottoman Cities, 16th -18th centuries 3
Spring 2005-2006 Society and Politics in Ottoman Cities, 16th -18th centuries 3
Fall 2002-2003 Society and Politics in Ottoman Cities, 16th -18th centuries 3
Spring 1999-2000 Society and Politics in Ottoman Cities, 16th -18th centuries 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
HIST 689 Special Readings on National Memory I : Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3 Credits
The complex transition from 19th century varieties of Ottoman identity or Muslim patriotism to Turkish nationalism in the throes of the protracted crisis of 1908-22. The search for a viable past : contemporary traumas vs mytho-historical ways of compensation. Alternative "golden ages'', projected affinities, and corresponding value systems. Early textbooks; popular history; the invention of Central Asian origins; questions of race; Yusuf Akçura's and Fuat Köprülü's weaving of an evolutionary grand narrative; grafting a national discourse onto an Ottoman-centred imperial discourse; early Kemalism's redefinition of Turkish nationalism; the objectives and constraints of the Turkish Thesis of History. May be taken by graduate students as a research seminar subject to the special requirement of producing a major, 30-page research paper based on primary materials.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2014-2015 Special Readings on National Memory I : Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3
Fall 2012-2013 Special Readings on National Memory I : Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3
Fall 2011-2012 Special Readings on National Memory I : Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3
Fall 2009-2010 Special Readings on National Memory I : Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3
Spring 2008-2009 Texts and Constructions of National Memory I : 3
Spring 2005-2006 Texts and Const.of National Memo.I: Varieties of Early Turkish Nations 3
Fall 2003-2004 Texts and Const.of National Memo.I: Varieties of Early Turkish Nations 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 690 Texts and Constructions of National Memory II : Reading the Republican Historians 3 Credits
A critical, comparative approach to history-writing in the Republican era. The institutionalization and professionalization of History as an academic discipline. Historical backwardness, catching-up agendas, national developmentalism, and the "Prussian way" in Turkey. Nationalism, historians, and the state. The construction of a national canon from Akçura and Köprülü, through Barkan, to İnalcık. Universalism vs particularism. History from above vs history from below. Odd men out : Reşat Ekrem Koçu, Mustafa Akdağ. Debates over Islamic, Ottoman or Turkish identities/legacies as reflected in Art History. The contrasting worlds of historians and archeologists. The apertura of the 1950s and 60s. The advent of social and economic history. Debates over imperialism, underdevelopment, and pre-capitalist modes of production. The post-60s generation in History and the Social Sciences. May be taken by undergraduates as a taught course (= HIST 490), and simultaneously by graduate students as a research seminar subject to the special requirement of producing a major, 30-page research paper based on primary materials. Subject to the fulfillment of these conditions, counts towards completion of the seminar requirement in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 Texts and Constructions of National Memory II : Reading the Republican Historians 3
Spring 2004-2005 Texts and Constructions of National Memory II 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 692 Modern Dictatorships, and the One-Party Period 3 Credits
This course offers an in-depth study of the one-party period and political system in Turkey, placing it in its historical and political context, and introducing primary source materials. Contrasting political alignments had already emerged in the course of the War of Independence; their extensions and ramifications are pursued through the phase immediately preceding the creation of the Republic, down to the end of the Kemalist-dominated early Republican era. The political, cultural, economic and foreign policy dimensions of this entire period are viewed as a whole, though with specific emphasis on its political organizations. The experience of 20th century dictatorships like Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, or Spain under Franco are drawn upon in constructing a broad comparative framework. May be taken by undergraduates as a taught course (= POLS 392), and simultaneously by graduate students as a research seminar subject to the special requirement of producing a major, 30-page research paper based on primary materials. Subject to the fulfillment of these conditions, counts towards completion of the seminar requirement in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2011-2012 Modern Dictatorships, and the One-Party Period 3
Fall 2009-2010 Modern Dictatorships, and the One-Party Period 3
Fall 2003-2004 Modern Dictatorships and the One-Party Period (1925-1945) 3
Fall 2002-2003 Modern Dictatorships and the One-Party Period (1925-1945) 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 695 Reform and the History of Ideas in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century 3 Credits
The existing literature about reform in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century concentrates primarily on the institutional components of reform. However, a great deal of research on the intellectual and knowledge components of reform has appeared since the 1960s. The time has now come to review this literature and bring it into a course constructed for that purpose. Graduate students may take this as a research seminar, subject to additional reading and research requirements, including writing a major research paper based on primary materials. Subject to these conditions, satisfies the 600-coded graduate research seminar requirement for History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2011-2012 Reform and the History of Ideas in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 696 The Tanzimat Process as a Transfer of Knowledge 3 Credits
A survey of reform movements in the Ottoman Empire especially through the prism of their contacts with West European scientific speculations in the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as through their sequel in the form of Tanzimat reforms up to 1850. An attempt will be made to cover the history of institutional developments parallel to the history of ideas. May be taken both as a taught course (= HIST 596) and as a seminar, subject to the approval of the instructor and the fulfillment of the research paper requirements for a 600-coded research seminar in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2000-2001 The Tanzimat Process as a Transfer of Knowledge 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 697 Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish Foreign Policy, 1870-1970 3 Credits
This course presents a detailed survey, based on primary source materials, of (a) the foreign policy orientations that the Ottoman state was forced to adopt in the face of developments originating in the realm of the Eurocentric international relations of the last quarter of the 19th century; and (b) the foreign policy course pursued by the modern Turkish republic from the first quarter of the 20th century. Special attention will be devoted to exploring the inner connections between Turkey's foreign policy issues, and international politics in general, as well as the continuities and discontinuities of a critical century in the history of Turkish foreign policy. May be taken by undergraduates as a taught course (= HIST 397), and simultaneously by graduate students as a research seminar subject to the special requirement of producing a major, 30-page research paper based on primary materials. Subject to the fulfillment of these conditions, counts towards completion of the seminar requirement in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2005-2006 Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish Foreign Policy, 1870-1970 3
Spring 2003-2004 Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish Foreign Policy, 1870-1970 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 699 PhD Thesis 0 Credit
Provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of PhD students' thesis research and writing, which they are expected to accomplish under the supervision of a Faculty advisor plus two other examiners from the relevant field following the completion of their course-work.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2017-2018 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2016-2017 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2016-2017 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2015-2016 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2015-2016 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2014-2015 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2014-2015 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2013-2014 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2013-2014 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2012-2013 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2012-2013 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2011-2012 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2011-2012 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2010-2011 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2010-2011 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2009-2010 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2009-2010 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2008-2009 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2008-2009 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2007-2008 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2007-2008 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2006-2007 Ph.D. Thesis 0
Fall 2006-2007 Ph.D. Thesis 0
Spring 2005-2006 Ph.D. Thesis 0
Fall 2005-2006 Ph.D. Thesis 0
Spring 2004-2005 Ph.D. Thesis 0
Fall 2004-2005 Ph.D. Thesis 0
Spring 2003-2004 Ph.D. Thesis 0
Fall 2003-2004 Ph.D. Thesis 0
Fall 2002-2003 Ph.D. Thesis 0

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ECTS Credit: 119 ECTS / 119 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 702 Literature Survey: Historiography 3 Credits
One of a series of eleven courses comprising advanced surveys of the secondary literature relevant to a particular field or period, and intended to prepare PhD students in particular for their comprehensive examinations in one major and two minor fields. May also be taken by other students as a field-specific directed readings course. Requirements : producing a comprehensive reading list (of what has actually been covered), plus a complete syllabus for a comparable undergraduate course in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 712 Literature Survey : the Middle Ages in Europe 3 Credits
One of a series of eleven courses comprising advanced surveys of the secondary literature relevant to a particular field or period, and intended to prepare PhD students in particular for their comprehensive examinations in one major and two minor fields. May also be taken by other students as a field-specific directed readings course. Requirements : producing a comprehensive reading list (of what has actually been covered), plus a complete syllabus for a comparable undergraduate course in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2007-2008 Literature Survey : the Middle Ages in Europe 3
Fall 2004-2005 Literature Survey: the Middle Ages in Europe 3
Fall 2002-2003 Literature Survey: the Middle Ages in Europe 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 714 Literature Survey: The Early Modern Era 3 Credits
One of a series of eleven courses comprising advanced surveys of the secondary literature relevant to a particular field or period, and intended to prepare PhD students in particular for their comprehensive examinations in one major and two minor fields. May also be taken by other students as a field-specific directed readings course. Requirements : producing a comprehensive reading list (of what has actually been covered), plus a complete syllabus for a comparable undergraduate course in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Literature Survey: The Early Modern Era 3
Fall 2014-2015 Literature Survey: The Early Modern Era 3
Spring 2011-2012 Literature Survey: The Early Modern Era 3
Spring 2010-2011 Literature Survey: The Early Modern Era 3
Fall 2008-2009 Literature Survey: The Early Modern Era 3
Spring 2002-2003 Literature Survey: The Early Modern Era 3
Spring 1999-2000 Literature Survey: The Early Modern Era 4

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 715 Literature Survey: From the Age of Revolution 3 Credits

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Literature Survey: From the Age of Revolution 3
Fall 2016-2017 Literature Survey: From the Age of Revolution 3
Spring 2012-2013 Literature Survey: From the Age of Revolution 3
Fall 2012-2013 Literature Survey: From the Age of Revolution 3
Spring 2011-2012 Literature Survey: From the Age of Revolution 3
Spring 2009-2010 Literature Survey: From the Age of Revolution 3
Fall 2008-2009 Literature Survey: From the Age of Revolution 3
Spring 2004-2005 Literature Survey: From the Age of Revolution to the Present 3
Spring 2001-2002 Literature Survey: From the Age of Revolution to the Present 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 742 Literature Survey: Modern Balkan History, 1800 to the Present 3 Credits
One of a series of eleven courses comprising advanced surveys of the secondary literature relevant to a particular field or period, and intended to prepare PhD students in particular for their comprehensive examinations in one major and two minor fields. May also be taken by other students as a field-specific directed readings course. Requirements : producing a comprehensive reading list (of what has actually been covered), plus a complete syllabus for a comparable undergraduate course in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2008-2009 Literature Survey: Modern Balkan History, 1800 to the Present 3
Spring 2007-2008 Literature Survey: Modern Balkan History, 1800 to the Present 3
Spring 2003-2004 Literature Survey: Modern Balkan History 3
Spring 2000-2001 Literature Survey: Modern Balkan History 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 751 Literature Survey : Central Asian and Turkic History 3 Credits
One of a series of eleven courses comprising advanced surveys of the secondary literature relevant to a particular field or period, and intended to prepare PhD students in particular for their comprehensive examinations in one major and two minor fields. May also be taken by other students as a field-specific directed readings course. Requirements : producing a comprehensive reading list (of what has actually been covered), plus a complete syllabus for a comparable undergraduate course in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2003-2004 Literature Survey:Central Asian and Turkic History 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 762 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3 Credits
One of a series of eleven courses comprising advanced surveys of the secondary literature relevant to a particular field or period, and intended to prepare PhD students in particular for their comprehensive examinations in one major and two minor fields. May also be taken by other students as a field-specific directed readings course. Requirements : producing a comprehensive reading list (of what has actually been covered), plus a complete syllabus for a comparable undergraduate course in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3
Fall 2008-2009 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3
Spring 2005-2006 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3
Spring 2004-2005 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3
Fall 2001-2002 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 771 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 17th and 18th centuries 3 Credits
One of a series of eleven courses comprising advanced surveys of the secondary literature relevant to a particular field or period, and intended to prepare PhD students in particular for their comprehensive examinations in one major and two minor fields. May also be taken by other students as a field-specific directed readings course. Requirements : producing a comprehensive reading list (of what has actually been covered), plus a complete syllabus for a comparable undergraduate course in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 17th and 18th centuries 3
Spring 2014-2015 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 17th and 18th centuries 3
Spring 2012-2013 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 17th and 18th centuries 3
Spring 2010-2011 Literature Survey : Ottoman History, 17th and 18th centuries 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 781 Literature Survey : Ottoman-Turkish History, 1800-1918 3 Credits
One of a series of eleven courses comprising advanced surveys of the secondary literature relevant to a particular field or period, and intended to prepare PhD students in particular for their comprehensive examinations in one major and two minor fields. May also be taken by other students as a field-specific directed readings course. Requirements : producing a comprehensive reading list (of what has actually been covered), plus a complete syllabus for a comparable undergraduate course in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 Literature Survey : Ottoman-Turkish History, 1800-1918 3
Fall 2012-2013 Literature Survey : Ottoman-Turkish History, 1800-1918 3
Spring 2011-2012 Literature Survey : Ottoman-Turkish History, 1800-1918 3
Fall 2011-2012 Literature Survey : Ottoman-Turkish History, 1800-1918 3
Spring 2008-2009 Literature Survey : Ottoman-Turkish History, 1800-1918 3
Fall 2005-2006 Literature Survey: Ottoman - Turkish History, 1800-1918 3
Fall 2004-2005 Literature Survey: Ottoman - Turkish History, 1800-1918 3
Spring 2003-2004 Literature Survey: Ottoman - Turkish History, 1800-1918 3
Spring 2001-2002 Literature Survey: Ottoman - Turkish History, 1800-1918 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 791 Literature Survey: Recent Turkish History, 1918 to the Present 3 Credits
One of a series of eleven courses comprising advanced surveys of the secondary literature relevant to a particular field or period, and intended to prepare PhD students in particular for their comprehensive examinations in one major and two minor fields. May also be taken by other students as a field-specific directed readings course. Requirements : producing a comprehensive reading list (of what has actually been covered), plus a complete syllabus for a comparable undergraduate course in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2012-2013 Literature Survey: Recent Turkish History, 1918 to the Present 3
Fall 2010-2011 Literature Survey: Recent Turkish History, 1918 to the Present 3
Spring 2009-2010 Literature Survey: Recent Turkish History, 1918 to the Present 3
Spring 2007-2008 Literature Survey: Recent Turkish History, 1918 to the Present 3
Fall 2004-2005 Literature Survey: Recent Turkish History, 1918-Present 3
Spring 2001-2002 Literature Survey: Recent Turkish History, 1918-Present 3
Fall 2000-2001 Literature Survey: Recent Turkish History, 1918-Present 3

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Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HIST 799 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3 Credits
One of a series of eleven courses comprising advanced surveys of the secondary literature relevant to a particular field or period, and intended to prepare PhD students in particular for their comprehensive examinations in one major and two minor fields. May also be taken by other students as a field-specific directed readings course. Requirements : producing a comprehensive reading list (of what has actually been covered), plus a complete syllabus for a comparable undergraduate course in History.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3
Spring 2014-2015 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3
Fall 2013-2014 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3
Fall 2010-2011 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3
Spring 2008-2009 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3
Summer 2007-2008 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3
Spring 2007-2008 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3
Fall 2007-2008 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3
Spring 2004-2005 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3
Spring 2001-2002 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3
Fall 2000-2001 Literature Survey: Cultural History 3

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Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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