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The Ottoman Empire (level 5)


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 5
  • Convenor: Fred Anscombe
  • Assessment: two essays of 2500 words and a three-hour examination

Module description

This course will introduce you to the history of the Ottoman state and society from 1300 to 1922. The sprawling, powerful empire left its imprint upon not only the more than 20 states that now exist on formerly Ottoman territory, it also influenced the development of neighbouring countries, particularly in Europe.

In addition to covering the essential outline of political development at the imperial centre, the course will stress the economic and social realities of provincial life. Every weekly meeting will include both lecture and seminar discussion.