Empire, Law, and Citizenship in the Middle East and the Balkans
- Module Code:
- FHEQ Level:
- Year of study:
- Year 1 or Year 2
- Taught in:
- Term 2
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
On successful completion of this module a student will gain:
- Factual knowledge of the modern era Ottoman Middle East and the Balkans
- Familiarity with dominant themes, issues, and processes, especially those that are legal in nature, that shaped the late Ottoman Empire and early Republican Turkey
- Familiarity with different topical and theoretical approaches to the study of international law at the intersection of sociolegal history
- Ability to analyse the notion of Ottoman legacy
- Development of an analytical approach to the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and its successor states
Scope and syllabus
- Introduction and course overview
- A New Political-Legal Order
- Egypt, Greece, and the New Moral Order
- The Tanzimat
- Ottomans in Concert
- Contested Freedom
- Law and Citizenship
- International Law and Imperial Claims
- Empire and Race
- Vienna to Paris System
Method of assessment
Book Review of 1,000 words worth 20%, Research Paper of 3,000 words worth 80%.
- Virginia Aksan, Ottoman Wars, 1700-1870: An Empire Besieged (Routledge, 2007).
- David Armitage & Sanjay Subrahmanyam, The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, C. 1760-1840 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
- Karen Barkey, Empire of Difference: The Ottomans in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
- Lale Can, Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the End of Empire (Stanford University Press, 2020).
- Roderic Davison, Reform in the Ottoman Empire, 1856–1876 (Princeton University Press, 1963).
- Selim Deringil, Conversion and Apostasy in the Late Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
- Khaled Fahmy, All the Pasha’s Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army and the Making of Modern Egypt (American University in Cairo Press, 1997).
- Lucien J. Frary, Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821-1844 (Oxford University Press, 2015).
- Will Hanley, Identifying with Nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians in Alexandria (Columbia University Press, 2017).
- Michael Christopher Low, Imperial Mecca: Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj (Columbia University Press, 2020).
- Ussama Makdisi, The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon (University of California Press, 2000).
- Mostafa Minawi, The Ottoman Scramble for Africa: Empire and Diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz (Stanford University Press, 2016).
- Umut Ozsu, Formalizing Displacement: International Law and Population Transfers (Oxford University Press, 2014).
- Christine Philliou, Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution (University of California Press, 2010).
- Jennifer Pitts, The Boundaries of the International: Law and Empire (Harvard University Press, 2018).
- Eve Troutt Powell, A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain, and the Mastery of the Sudan (University of California Press, 2003).
- Ariel Salzmann, Tocqueville in the Ottoman Empire: Rival Paths to the Modern State (Brill, 2003).
- Elizabeth F. Thompson, Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East (Harvard University Press, 2013).
- Brian E. Vick, The Congress of Vienna: Power and Politics after Napoleon (Harvard University Press, 2014).
- Keith David Watenpaugh, Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism (University of California Press, 2015).
- Eric D. Weitz, A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States (Princeton University Press, 2019).
- Ali Yaycioglu, Partners of the Empire: The Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions (Stanford University Press, 2016).