HIST 7530X Modern Ottoman History, 1700-1923
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 752.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Historiography and historical background; Ottomans and their wider world; statecraft and autocracy; trade and economic life; society and popular culture; women in the empire; peasants and townspeople; minority relations; encroaching Europe and reform; Egypt and Muhammad Ali; the Young Ottomans; centrality of the Balkans and consequences of their loss; debates over "decline"; debt crisis; Young Turks and centralization; pan-Islam; emergence of Arab nationalism; Ottomans and Zionists; war and collapse; imperial legacies.