W3990: Science, Religion, & Politics in The Ottoman Empire | K. Tekin
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
This course investigates continuities and breaks in religious, scientific, and political institutions and discourses during the long history of the Ottoman Empire. It will begin with an overview of Islamic and Greek intellectual legacies. The course will be divided into three parts focusing on three major periods of Ottoman history: formative, early modern and modern periods. An important aspect of the course is to consider developments in the Ottoman Empire in connection with the other contemporary societies. Hence, we will situate developments in the Ottoman history within the larger historical changes in Eurasia by reading both primary and secondary sources.