The students after the completion of the course have to
-deepen their knowledge into the Ottoman history before Tanzimat, with emphasis on institutions and ideology
-read critically the relevant literature
-Select and successfully complete research, elaborating and writing an essay on a given topic
-familiarize themselves with the methodological tools of historical research
Course Content (Syllabus)
Weeks 1-3: General introduction to the period. Discussion about what we mean wit the term "The Ottoman 15th Century", or "The Ottoman 16th Century". What are the special characteristics of everyone? What is the content of the term 'classical period'? Below are the main sources of the period. Finally, a summary of historiography about the period is given. Students select a book from a list for presentation, which will be a lever for the topic of work they will deal with over the course of the semester.
Weeks 4th-8th: Presentations of selected books are held and key issues of the period are discussed.
Weeks 9th-13th: Presentations of the draft of the essays that students have prepared during the semester.
Ottoman Empire, ideology, classical period, institutions, politics
Students are evaluated a) from their weekly attendance at the lessons, b) from the presentations of the books they make, c) from the drafts of the essays they present, and d) from the final essay they deliver at the end of the semester. The a), b) and c) are evaluated with 20%, while the d) with 80%.
Additional bibliography for study
- Faroqhi S., Η οθωμανική αυτοκρατορία και ο κόσμος γύρω της, μετφρ. Γ. Καραχρήστος, Αθήνα 2009.
- Goffman D., Η οθωμανική αυτοκρατορία και η πρώιμη νεότερη Ευρώπη, Αθήνα 2007.
- Imber C., The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650. The Structure of Power, Λονδίνο 2002.
- Ιναλτζίκ Χ., Η οθωμανική αυτοκρατορία. Η κλασική εποχή, 1300-1600, μετφρ. Μ. Κοκολάκης, Αθήνα 1995.
- Kafadar C., Ανάμεσα σε δύο κόσμους. Η κατασκευή του οθωμανικού κράτους, μετφρ. Α. Αναστασόπουλος, Αθήνα 2008.