H343 Reform, Resistance and Revolution: the Ottoman Empire 1876-1909 (I)
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Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
The course aims to provide an appraisal of a critical period in the formation of the modern Middle East. At the end of the course, students should foster an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages inherent to working with different type of primary historical sources.
Scope and syllabus
This course begins by examining the three main competing solutions-reform, resistance, and revolution-each linked to a vision for the Empire's future informed by a particular reading of its past.
Attention then turns to some of the more important trends taking place away from the political sphere, including such topics as education, gender, dress, literature, architecture, religion and 'culture.' A variety of primary sources, ranging from archival documents and official pronouncements to photographs and satirical cartoons, constitute the core material for this course.
Method of assessment
Exam (50%), 2 x Coursework (20%/3,000 words each), class presentation 10%.
- Berkes, N. The Development of Secularism in Turkey (1964);
- Deringil, S. The Well-Protected Domains (1998);
- Findley, C. Ottoman Civil Officialdom: A Social History (1989);
- Hanioglu, S. The Young Turks in Opposition (1995)