Institutions and ideology in the Ottoman Empire (15th-18th)

Course Information
TitleΘεσμοί και Ιδεολογία στην Οθωμανική Αυτοκρατορία (15ος-18ος αι.) / Institutions and ideology in the Ottoman Empire (15th-18th)
CodeΙΑΤ 702
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600016044

Programme of Study: Historical Research

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Neóterīs kai Sýnchronīs IstoríasElective CoursesWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
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
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Lectures of the teacher and / or students' presentations can be done using powerpoint. The teacher's communication with the students will be done electronically, but also live, while their final evaluation will be done through the AUTh system.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment2006.7
Written assigments2006.7
Student Assessment
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%.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
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.
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