Feb 16: Introduction
Feb 23: The rise of the Ottomans and the fall/conquest of Constantinople in 1453
· Molly Greene, “The Ottoman Experience,” The Daedalus (2005), pp. 88-99.
· Daniel Goffman, The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: 2002), pp. 1-20.
March 2: Who are the Turks? European perspectives, 1400-1700
· Palmira Brummett, Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Cambridge, 2015), pp. 43-74.
· Nancy Bisaha, Creating East and West: Renaissance Humanists and the Ottoman Turks (Philedelphia, 2004), pp. 43-93.
· Margaret Meserve, Empires of Islam in Renaissance Historical Thought (Harvard University Press, 2008), pp. 117-154
March 9: Two worlds connected: alliances, rivalries, diplomacy, travel, and commerce
· Suraiya Faroqhi, The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It (London: I. B. Tauris, 2004), pp. 179-210
· Palmira Brummett, Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Cambridge, 2015), pp. 239-276.
· Robert Dankoff, An Ottoman Mentality: The World of Evliya Çelebi (Brill, 2006), pp. 48-82.
· Anna Contadini, “Sharing a Taste? Material Culture and Intellectual Curiosity around the Mediterranean, from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Century” in Anna Contadini and Claire Norton (eds.) The Renaissance and the Ottoman World (Ashgate, 2013), pp. 23-61
March 16: Between two worlds: Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire
· Colin Imber, The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650 (Plagrave, 2002), pp. 128-142
· Tom Papademetriou, Render unto the Sultan Power, Authority, and the Greek Orthodox Church in the early Ottoman Centuries (Oxford, 2015), pp. 19-62
· Molly Greene, A Shared World: Christians and Muslims (Princeton, 2000), pp. 110-140
March 23: The climax in the Mediterranean and Central Europe: 16th and 17th centuries
· Colin Imber, The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650 (Palgrave, 2002). Chapter 8: The Fleet, pp. 287-317
· Virginia Aksan, “Ottoman War and Warfare, 1453-1812” Originally published in Jeremy Black (ed.), War and Warfare in Early modern World (1450-1815) (London, 1999). Also available in Aksan, Ottomans and Europeans: Contacts and Conflicts (Isis Press), pp. 141-172.
March 30: Turquerie: Ottomans in European fashion, architecture, and fine arts
· Paula Sutter Fichtner, Terror and Toleration: The Habsburg Empire Confronts Islam (1526-1850) (Reaktion Books, 2008), pp. 73-115.
· Virginia Aksan, “Who was an Ottoman? Reflections on "Wearing Hats" and "Turning Turk",” in Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp (ed.) Europa und die Türkei im 18. Jahrhundert (V & R Unipress, 2011), pp. 305-318.
· Nebahat Avcioglu and Finbarr Barry Flood, “Introduction: Globalizing Cultures: Art and Mobility in the Eighteenth Century,” Ars Orientalis, Vol. 39 (2010), pp. 7-38.
· Edmund Bowles, “The impact of Turkish military bands on European court festivals in the 17th and 18th centuries,” Early Music, Vol. 34, Issue 4 (2006), pp. 533-559.
April 6: A new age: Ottomans and Europe in the 18th century
· Virginia Aksan, “Ottoman Sources of Information on Europe in the 18th century” Originally published in Archivum Ottomanicum. Available in Aksan, Ottomans and Europeans: Contacts and Conflicts, Isis Press. pp. 13-23.
· Fatma Muge Gocek, East Encounters West: France and the Ottoman Empire in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford, 1987), pp. 97-135.
April 13: Attempts at renewal and reform
· Şükrü Hanioğlu, A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire (Princeton, 2008), pp. 6-41
· Virginia Aksan, “Military reform and its limits in a shrinking Ottoman world, 1800-1840,” in Virginia Aksan and Daniel Goffman (eds.) The Early modern Ottomans: Remapping the Empire (Cambridge UP, 2007), pp. 117-133.
April 20: Ottomans in Europe, Europeans in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century
· Donald Quataert, The Ottoman Empire (1700-1922) (Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 174-194.
April 27: A full-fledged reform and the end of the empire
· Engin Deniz Akarlı, “The Tangled Ends of an Empire: Ottoman Encounters with the West and Problems of Westernization—an Overview,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East vol. 26, no. 3 (2006), pp. 353-366.
· Primary source: “Negotiating the power of the sultan: the Ottoman Sened-ittifak (Deed of Agreement), 1808,” in Camron M. Amin et al. (eds.) The Modern Middle Middle East: A Sourcebook for History (Oxford, 2006), pp. 22-30.
May 4: The birth of the Republic of Turkey and relations with Europe in the 20th century
· Erik Jan Zürcher, Turkey: A Modern History (Tauris, 2004), pp. 133-165.
· Donald Quataert, The Ottoman Empire (1700-1922) (Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 195-201.
· Primary Source: Kemal Atatürk on the abolition of the Ottoman caliphate, 3 March 1924 in Camron M. Amin et al. (eds.), in Camron M. Amin et al. (eds.) The Modern Middle Middle East: A Sourcebook for History (Oxford, 2006), pp. 233-238.
May 11: Turkey and Europe in the 20th century