HIST 695 Reform and the History of Ideas in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century
The existing literature about reform in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century concentrates primarily on the institutional components of reform. However, a great deal of research on the intellectual and knowledge components of reform has appeared since the 1960s. The time has now come to review this literature and bring it into a course constructed for that purpose. Graduate students may take this as a research seminar, subject to additional reading and research requirements, including writing a major research paper based on primary materials. Subject to these conditions, satisfies the 600-coded graduate research seminar requirement for History.