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HIST 689 Special Readings on National Memory I : Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3 Credits
The complex transition from 19th century varieties of Ottoman identity or Muslim patriotism to Turkish nationalism in the throes of the protracted crisis of 1908-22. The search for a viable past : contemporary traumas vs mytho-historical ways of compensation. Alternative "golden ages'', projected affinities, and corresponding value systems. Early textbooks; popular history; the invention of Central Asian origins; questions of race; Yusuf Akçura's and Fuat Köprülü's weaving of an evolutionary grand narrative; grafting a national discourse onto an Ottoman-centred imperial discourse; early Kemalism's redefinition of Turkish nationalism; the objectives and constraints of the Turkish Thesis of History. May be taken by graduate students as a research seminar subject to the special requirement of producing a major, 30-page research paper based on primary materials.
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2014-2015 Special Readings on National Memory I : Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3
Fall 2012-2013 Special Readings on National Memory I : Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3
Fall 2011-2012 Special Readings on National Memory I : Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3
Fall 2009-2010 Special Readings on National Memory I : Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism 3
Spring 2008-2009 Texts and Constructions of National Memory I : 3
Spring 2005-2006 Texts and Const.of National Memo.I: Varieties of Early Turkish Nations 3
Fall 2003-2004 Texts and Const.of National Memo.I: Varieties of Early Turkish Nations 3
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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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