The Ottoman Empire
0.5 Credit

Despite its longevity and territorial extent, the Ottoman Empire remains a vague entity in the pages of world history. Yet almost daily world attention is focused on now volatile areas once under Ottoman hegemony parts of the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, Israel and Arab countries, North African states such as Egypt and Algeria. At the same time the Ottoman Impact on European history over the centuries is largely obscured by observations of European decline at the hands of 19-century European powers. This course introduces students to the history of the Ottoman Empire between 1299-1920. It will examine both chronological developments as well as diverse themes that point to the richness of Ottoman history.{G}

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