Sabancı Üniversitesi



HIST 191 The Making of Modern Turkey I Select Term:
This basic ,comprehensive survey of the politics, economics and sociology of Turkish modernization begins with a review of the pressures building up on the Ottoman Empire ,and the recurring confrontations between the conservative and the reform -minded wings of the ruling elite ,through the 17th and 18th centuries ,dovetailing into the challenges confronting the porte under Selim 3 and Mahmud 2. The long drawn -out tragedy of the Turkish 19th century,comprising: a context of continuing retreat and territorial contraction ,as well as of deepening despair ,summed up as a non -colonial pattern of incorporation ;the complicated relationships between the Great powers and the various Balkan nationalisims;the initial introduction and the subsequent expansion of modernization agendas from the top down;the interplay of political and economics factors, and of local vs.İnternational forces ,in the major crises of the 1830s,the 1850s ,and the 1870s;the course of restructuring in the legal ,administrative educational, fiscal and economic spheres;the ancient regime complexity set up by Tanzimat dualisms;the Ottomans' ambition to modernize and to be recognized as modern (and hence of being admitted into the Concert of Europe);the gradual emergence of a state of law,and the replacement of the First Constitution's abortive liberalism by the resurgent authoritarianism of the Hamidian era.
SU Credits : 2.000
ECTS Credit : 0.000
Prerequisite :
Corequisite : HIST 191