Academic Catalog

HIST449 CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF OTTOMAN ISTANBUL

Course Code: 2400449
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: History
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. GL TLVEL
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Being the capital city of two empires, East Roman and Ottoman, Istanbul rightly deserves the attention oriented towards it. In its history, a mixture of cultures including Jewish, Armenian, Greek and Turkish, had shaped its spatial form. This mixture had created a civilization that fascinated everyone visiting the city. This course will explore the cultural and social aspects of everyday life of Istanbul in early modern period.