HIST 3554 From Empire to Nation-State: the Emergence of Modern Turkey 1800-present
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 54.2.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Emergence of the "modern" Ottoman State; implementation and repercussions of "tanzimat" reforms; transformation from "subjects" to "citizens"; the Young Ottoman movement and the rise of Islam as an ideology; roots of the Young Turk revolution and introduction of parliamentary politics; World War One and its aftermath; the founding of the modern Turkish state and the period of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk; the multi-party system and breakdown of political stability; movement to capitalism; the Kurdish question; and the bid to join the European Union.
Prerequisite: Core Studies 4 or Core Curriculum 1220 [2.2], or History 3005, or permission of the chairperson.