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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 3910 - Ottoman Empire

This course will survey the history of the Ottoman Empire from its beginnings around 1300 through its dissolution and the establishment of Middle Eastern successor states in the 1920s. At its apex the Ottoman Empire, which was a major force in the European and Islamic worlds, claimed territory on three continents (Africa, Europe, and Asia) and its population was multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-lingual. The course will explore those political, economic, and social institutions that supported the expansion and the structure of the Empire, Ottoman interactions with other world powers, the modernizing and Westernizing reforms of the late Ottoman period, and the creation of Ottoman successor states in the Middle East.