TLL 150 Ottoman Paleography Select Term:
This course aims to introduce paleographic specialties of Ottoman Turkish. The students participating in the course will first learn how to read major Ottoman handwriting styles such as talik, rik’a and divani. Therefore, it is aimed that the participants will be able to deal with different types of Ottoman sources, and especially with manuscripts. Another important aspect of this course is to familiarize the students with the use of dictionaries to solve problems encountered in the assigned texts, and widening their perspectives on the variety of Ottoman texts and Ottoman handmade book culture. There will be weekly reading assessments and in-class exercises.