Minor in Middle East Studies - The Ottoman Empire and Its Legacy in the Middle East, 1299-1923 HIST 2502   The Ottoman Empire and Its Legacy in the Middle East, 1299-1923
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course covers the history of one of the greatest world empires, the Ottoman Empire, from its foundation in the late 13th century until its dissolution in 1923. The course examines its political, social and cultural institutions, its different religious and ethnic communities and the relationship between Islam and the State . It pays particular attention to the Empire's relations with European powers, to Ottoman reforms, pan-Islamism, the rise of nationalism, and Zionism. The course ends with World War One and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. The main focus of this course will be on the region known today as the Middle East.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion