HIST 4543 State and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire (also NES 4543, HIST 6543) (HA-AS) (HNU)
Professor Mostafa Minawi
This seminar will examine the relationship between the imperial, provincial, and local state apparatuses and the various sections of society as the Ottoman Empire underwent a steady transition from the so-called Ancient Régime through the constructs of the so-called modern state. This course will look at specific case studies from across the empire, examining the similarities and difference, across provinces, and wherever possible, across imperial domains. From a theoretical point of view, the discussion will not simply focus on how the relationship between state and society changed, but will also investigate the construct of the separation of state and society conceptually, over the period of 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
*Students are expected to have basic knowledge of Early Modern Middle Eastern/Ottoman history.