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HIST 489 Texts and Const.of Nation.Memo.I: :Varieties of Early Turkish Nations Select Term:
The complex transition from 19th century varieties of Ottoman identity or Muslim patriotism to Turkish nationalism in the throes of the protracted crisis of 1908- 22. The search for a viable past : contemporary traumas vs mytho-historical ways of compensation. Alternative "golden ages", projected affinities, and corresponding value systems. Early textbooks; popular history; the invention of Central Asian origins; questions of race; Yusuf Akçura's and Fuat Köprülü's weaving of an evolutionary grand narrative; grafting a national discourse onto an Ottoman-centered imperial discourse; early Kemalism's redefinition of Turkish nationalism; the objectives and constraints of the Turkish Thesis of History. Also see HIST 689 for the possibility of being taken simultaneously as a graduate seminar subject to extra conditions and requirements.
SU Credits : 3.000
ECTS Credit : 0.000
Prerequisite : Undergraduate level SPS 101 Minimum Grade of D OR Undergraduate level SPS 102 Minimum Grade of D
Corequisite : -