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HIST 589 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3 Credits
A dense survey course on the making of Modern Turkey with a special focus on the ideological dimension of nation-building. Moves from multiple backgrounds (in : the broad outlines of Ottoman history; the ?long? 19th century; the New Imperialism; Eurocentrism and Orientalism; racism and Social Darwinism), through Ottoman-Turkish elites? evolving love-and-hate relationship with the West, to the fashioning and grounding of a specifically Turkish (as against an Ottoman or a Muslim) identity in the throes of the protracted crisis of 1908-22. Makes considerable use of literature, too, to explore the myths of originism and authocthonism, as well as the ''golden age'' narratives, connected with both early and Kemalist varieties of Turkish nationalism. Also see HIST 489 for the possibility of being taken at the undergraduate level.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2016-2017 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2015-2016 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2014-2015 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2013-2014 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2012-2013 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2011-2012 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2010-2011 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3
Fall 2009-2010 From Empire to Republic : Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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