Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280004495

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019

Registered students: 19
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students should: a) get acquainted with the world of Ottoman urban culture; b) familiarize themselves with the historiographical trends on Ottoman cities; c) understand the basic characteristics of the spatial and social organization of Ottoman cities; (d) be familiar with key institutions of the Ottoman cities; (e) be able to compose relevant research.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The purpose of the course is to (a) give an overview of historiography about the 'Ottoman city' and its relation to other city types (Islamic, Balkan, Arab, Eastern), (b) to clarify the concept of 'Ottoman city', (c) to synthesize the characteristics of the 'Ottoman city' through specific examples; and d) to analyze key institutions of the Ottoman city. The course will include optional essays.
ottoman empire, urban history, early modern history
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power-Point and the AUTH e-leaning platform will be used. Communication through e-mails.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment112.53.8
Student Assessment
The evaluation will be done by written examination at the end of the semester. The optional written essay will be graded as part of the overall grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Φ. Κοτζαγεώργης, Πρώιμη οθωμανική πόλη. Επτά παραδείγματα από το νοτιοβαλκανικό χώρο, Αθήνα 2019.
Additional bibliography for study
-ABS/IEB, La ville balkanique, XVe-XIXe ss. [Studia Balcanica 3], Σόφια 1970. -ASSA, La culture urbaine des Balkans (XVe-XIXe siècles). 3: La ville dans les Balkans depuis la fin du Moyen Age jusqu’ au debut du XXe siècle, Belgrade-Paris 1991. -Acun F., “A Portrait of the Ottoman Cities”, Etudes Balkaniques 32/4 (2001), 117-140. -AIESEE, Structure sociale et développement culturel des villes sud-est européennes et adriatiques aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles, Bucarest 1975. -Beldiceanu N., Recherche sur la ville ottomane au XVe siècle: etude et actes, Paris 1973. -Bierman I. et al., The Ottoman City and its Parts, N. York 1991. -Boyar E., “The Ottoman City: 1500-1800”, στο: P. Clark (επιμ.), The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History, Οξφόρδη 2013, 275-291. -Boykov G., “Balkan City or Ottoman City?: A Study on the Models of Urban Development in Ottoman Upper Thrace, From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century”, στο: Proceedings of the 3rd Insterantional Congress on the Islamic Civilisation in the Balkans, Istanbul 2010, 69-85. -Cvetkova B., “Vie économique de villes et ports balkaniques aux XVe et XVIe siècles”, Révue des études islamiques 38/2 (1970), 267-356. -Dumont P.-Georgeon F., Villes ottomans à la fin de l’ empire, Paris 1992. -Eldem E.-Goffman D.-Masters B., The Ottoman City Between East and West: Aleppo, Izmir, and Istanbul, Cambridge 1999. -Faroqhi S., Men of Modest Substance: House Owners and House Property in Seventeenth-Century Ankara and Kayseri, Cambridge 1987. -Eadem, Towns and Townsmen of Ottoman Anatolia, Trade, Crafts and Food Production in an Urban Setting, 1520-1650, Cambridge 1984. -Eadem, Κουλτούρα και καθημερινή ζωή στην οθωμανική αυτοκρατορία: από τον Μεσαίωνα ως τις αρχές του 20ού αιώνα, μετφρ. Κ. Παπακωνσταντίνου, Αθήνα 2000. -Hourani A.-Stern M.S., The Islamic City, Oxford 1970. -Jayyusi S. et al., The City in the Islamic World, v. I-II, Leiden 2008. -Lapidus I., Muslim Cities in the Later Middle Ages, Cambridge 1967. -Mumford L., The City in History: Its Origins, its Transformations, and its Prospects, London 1961. -Panzac D., Les villes dans l’ empire ottoman: activités et sociétés, 2 v., Paris 1991-1994. -Raymond A., Grandes villes arabes à l’ époque ottomane, Paris 1985. -Raymond A., “Islamic City, Arab City: Orientalist Myths and Recent Views”, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 21/1 (1994), 3-18. -Southall A., The City in Time and Space, Cambridge 1998. -Stoianovich T., “Model and Mirror of the Premodern Balkan City”, Studia Balcanica 3 (1970), 83-110. -Todorov N., Η βαλκανική πόλη 15ος-19ος αιώνας: κοινωνικο-οικονομική και δημογραφική ανάπτυξη, μετφρ. Ε. Αβδελά-Γ. Παπαγεωργίου, Αθήνα 1986. -Idem, La ville balkanique sous les Ottomans (XV-XIXe s.), Λονδίνο 1977. -von Grunebaum G., “The Structure of the Muslim Town”, στο: Idem (επιμ.), Islam: Essays in the Nature and Growth of a Cultural Tradition, London 1965, 141-158. -Εταιρεία Μελέτης Νέου Ελληνισμού, Νεοελληνική πόλη. Οθωμανικές κληρονομιές και ελληνικό κράτος, Πρακτικά του διεθνούς συμποσίου ιστορίας, τ. Α΄, Αθήνα 1985.
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