Relations between Christians and Muslims in the Ottoman Empire

Course Information
TitleΣυμβίωση χριστιανών και μουσουλμάνων στην Οθωμανική αυτοκρατορία / Relations between Christians and Muslims in the Ottoman Empire
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDionysios Valais
Course ID600012770

Programme of Study: PPS Tm. THeologías - Eisagōgikī Kateýthynsī Mousoulmanikṓn Spoudṓn (EKMS 2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 45
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarΔευτέρα 17:00 έως 20:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• to know the factors of Ottoman conquests in the regions of Asia Minor and the Balkan Peninsula • to be aware of the consequences of Ottoman conquests on Christian communities • to understand the Ecumenical Patriarchate leading role during the Ottoman period • to be aware of the Christians and Muslims coexistence conditions in Ottoman Empire
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course examines the following topics: • Ottoman conquests in Asia Minor and Balkan Peninsula • Constantinople fall (1453) • the living conditions of enslaved Christians • the Sultan Mehmet II attitude to the Ecumenical Patriarchate • the Ecumenical Patriarch rights and obligations • Christian revolutions against Ottoman rule • Ottoman reforms (1839-1876) • the Ecumenical Patriarch privileges during the 19th-20th centuries • Christian and Muslim communities
Christians, Muslims, Ottoman Empire, Ecumenical Patriarchate
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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
PowerPoint / Internet
Course Organization
Reading Assigment441.8
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Essay and written or oral exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βαλαής, Διον., Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία: Ζητήματα της β΄ Χιλιετίας, εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017.
Additional bibliography for study
• Βακαλόπουλος, Απ., Ιστορία του Νέου Ελληνισμού. τ.Α΄-Ε΄, Θεσσαλονίκη 1968-1980. • Μεταλληνός, Γεώργιος πρωτοπρ., Τουρκοκρατία, Οι Έλληνες στην Οθωμανική Αυτοκρατορία, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 1988. • Ράνσιμαν, Στ., Η Μεγάλη Εκκλησία εν αιχμαλωσία, μτφρ. Νικολ. Κ. Παπαρρόδου, σημειώσεις - επιλογή εικόνων - λεζάντες: Μιχ. Μπεργαδή, Αθήνα 2000, τ.1-2. • Φωτιάδης, Κ., Οι εξισλαμισμοί της Μ. Ασίας και οι Κρυπτοχριστιανοί του Πόντου, μτφρ. Αχιλλέα Καψάλη, Θεσσαλονίκη 1988. • Papadopoullos, Theodore, Studies and documents relating to the history of the Greek Church and people under Turkish domination, 2nd ed. with supplementary material, (Variorum) 1990. • Sugar, Peter, Η Νοτιοανατολική Ευρώπη κάτω από την Οθωμανική κυριαρχία 1354-1804, μτφρ. Παυλίνα Μπαλουξή, Αθήνα 1994, τ.1-2.
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