Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers (HIST 609)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
History(HIST)
3
10.00
Abdurrahman Atçıl abdurrahman.atcil@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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CONTENT

Review of the development of history writing in Ottoman society; the scope, meaning and uses of history; official and non-official şehnames, chronicles, histories. Uses of Ottoman historical writing for modern scholarship. Readings in major historians of the 16th and 17th centuries (Kemal Paşazade, Celalzade, Mustafa Ali, Naima) in printed and manuscript texts. Requirements : a major research paper of around 30 pages. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History while also serving as a course in advanced paleography. Prerequisite : An adequate command of Ottoman Turkish, through TLL 501-502 or the equivalent, and subject to the instructor's approval.

OBJECTIVE

The course aims at familiarizing the graduate student with Ottoman chronicles and histories.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Read the works of Ottoman historians and chroniclers between the late fourteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries critically
- Establish intertextuality
- Evaluate intertextuality as sources of Ottoman history

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Abdülkadir (ed. Ziya Yılmazer), Topçular Katibi Abdülkadir (Kadri) Efendi Tarihi, vol.I, Türk Tarih Kurumu, 2003
Ali(ed. Hüdai Şentürk), Künhü'l-Ahbar, Fatih Sultan Mehmed Devri,c.II, Türk Tarih Kurumu, 2003
Ahmedi, "Dasitan ve Tevarih-I Mülûk-u Âl-I Osman" in Osmanlı Tarihleri
Aşık Paşa Oğlu Ahmed Aşıki, "Tevarih-I Âl-I Osman" in Osmanlı Tarihleri
Âşık Paşazade (eds. Kemal Yavuz-M.A.Yekta Saraç), Osmanoğullarının Tarihi, K Kitaplığı, 2003
Celâl-zâde Mustafa (eds. A.Uğur and M.Çuhadar), Selim-Nâme, Kültür Bakanlığı, 1990
Halil İnalcık and Mevlud Oğuz (eds.) Gazavat-I Sultan Murad b. Mehemmed Han, Türk Tarih Kurumu, 1978
İbn-I Kemal (ed. Şerafettin Turan), Tevarih-I Âl-I Osman, VII. Defter, Türk Tarih Kurumu, 1957
Lutfi Paşa (ed. Kayhan Atik), Tevarih-I Âl-I Osman, Kültür Bakanlığı, 2001
Mehmed Neşri (eds. F.R.Unat and M.A.Köymen), Kitab-I Cihan-nümâ. Neşri Tarihi, 2 vols. Türk Tarih Kurumu, 1949, 1957
Nihal Atsız (ed.), Osmanlı Tarihleri, Türkiye Yayınevi, 1949
Nihat Azamat (ed.), Anonim Tevarih-I Âl-I Osman, IU, Marmara Üniversitesi Yayınları, 1992
Selaniki Mustafa Efendi (ed. Mehmet İpşirli), Tarih-I Selaniki, vol.1., İstanbul Üniversitesi, 1989
Tursun Bey (ed. Mertol Tulum), Tarih-I Ebü'l-feth, Istanbul, 1977