HIST577 HISTORY OF THE LATE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1878-1922
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This course will focus on the socio-political and socio-economic aspects of the history of the Late Ottoman Empire. It will take the Treaty of Berlin (1878) as a starting point in analysing and discussing the economic, political and social transformation of the Ottoman Empire. It will evaluate Abdulhamit IIs era (1876-1909) and the rule of the Committee of Union and Progress (1908-1909) in terms of the challenges and policies that led to fundamental transformation of the Ottoman Empire into the nation-state polity. It will finally deal with the Turkish National Struggle (1919-1922) in respect of highlighting the roots of the Turkish nation-state.