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HIST 191 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2 Credits
This basic, comprehensive survey of the politics, economics and sociology of Turkish modernization begins with a review of the pressures building up on the Ottoman Empire, and the recurring confrontations between the conservative and the reform-minded wings of the ruling elite, through the 17th and 18th centuries, dovetailing into the challenges confronting the porte under Selim III and Mahmud II. The long drawn-out tragedy of the Turkish 19th century, comprising: a context of continuing retreat and territorial contraction, as well as of deepening despair, summed up as a non-colonial pattern of incorporation; the complicated relationships between the Great Powers and the various Balkan nationalisms; the initial introduction and the subsequent expansion of modernization agendas from the top down; the interplay of political and economic factors, and of local vs international forces, in the major crises of the 1830s, the 1850s, and the 1870s; the course of restructuring in the legal, administrative, educational, fiscal and economic spheres; the ancien rgime complexity set up by Tanzimat dualisms; the Ottomans' ambition to modernize and to be recognized as modern (and hence of being admitted into the Concert of Europe); the gradual emergence of a state of law, and the replacement of the First Constitution's abortive liberalism by the resurgent authoritarianism of the Hamidian era.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2017-2018 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Summer 2016-2017 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Spring 2016-2017 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2016-2017 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Summer 2015-2016 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Spring 2015-2016 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2015-2016 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Summer 2014-2015 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Spring 2014-2015 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2014-2015 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Spring 2013-2014 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2013-2014 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Summer 2012-2013 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Spring 2012-2013 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2012-2013 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Spring 2011-2012 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2011-2012 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Spring 2010-2011 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2010-2011 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Spring 2009-2010 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2009-2010 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Spring 2008-2009 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2008-2009 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2007-2008 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2006-2007 Principles of Atatrk and History of Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2005-2006 Principles of Atatrk and History of Turkish Revolution I 2
Fall 2004-2005 The Making of Modern Turkey I 2
Fall 2003-2004 The Making of Modern Turkey I 2
Fall 2002-2003 The Making of Modern Turkey I 2
Fall 2001-2002 The Making of Modern Turkey I 2
Fall 2000-2001 The Making of Modern Turkey I 2
Spring 1999-2000 The Making of Modern Turkey I 2
Fall 1999-2000 The Making of Modern Turkey I 2

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ECTS Credit: 4 ECTS / 3 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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