HIST148 - WARRIORS,CONCUBINES,AND CONVERTS: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN THE MID EAST & EURO

Description: 
For almost six hundred years, the Ottomans ruled most of the Balkans and the Middle East. From their bases in Anatolia, Ottoman armies advanced into the Balkans, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq, constantly challenging the borders of neighboring European and Islamicate empires. By the end of the seventeenth century, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Cairo, Baghdad, Sarajevo, Budapest, and nearly Vienna came under Ottoman rule. As the empire expanded into Europe and the Middle East, the balance of imperial power shifted from warriors to converts, concubines, and intellectuals. This course examines the expansion of the Ottoman sultanate from a local principality into a sprawling empire with a sophisticated bureaucracy; it also investigates the social, cultural, and intellectual developments that accompanied the long arc of the empire's rise and fall. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and discuss major currents of change in the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. The student will have a better understanding of the roles of power, ideology, diplomacy, and gender in the construction of empire and a refined appreciation for diverse techniques of historical analysis.
Instructors: 

AGUIRRE MANDUJANO, OSCAR

Day and Time: 
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Room: 

COLLEGE HALL 314

Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS