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Code HIST 682
Term 201301
Title Politics and Society in Ottoman Cities, 16th -18th centuries
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject History(HIST)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 10.00
Instructor(s) Hulya Canbakal,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Doctoral
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(only for SU students)
Planned Learning Activities Discussion,Project,

An introduction to major research paradigms used in the study of Ottoman towns. Different urban typologies based on geography, culture or material life, and commonly used units of analysis such as community, class or estate, are examined. Themes to be studied include formal and informal politics and aspects of life in public spaces; regulation, conformity and resistance, sociability and ceremony. Requirements : a major research paper of around 30 pages based on primary source materials. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History while also providing advanced paleographical training. Prerequisite : An adequate command of Ottoman Turkish, through TLL 501-502 or the equivalent, and subject to the instructor's approval.


Examines the major research paradigms used in the study of Ottoman towns and introduces the most common primary sources.

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Recommended or Required Reading

No text book (a selection of about 60 articles)