World War One in the Ottoman Empire

History 280M

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
2303 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Thu 10am–12pm
Class Number: 
32389
Units: 
4

We will be reading the emerging scholarship on World War One in the Ottoman Empire in light of a) the larger concerns of scholarship on World War One in European and Russian historiography, and b) the existing patterns and disjunctures in Ottoman and Modern MIddle East/Balkan historiography. Topics will include constitutionalism, Balkan Wars, ethnic/confessional conflict, genocide, peace settlements, and divergences and convergences in the "post-Ottoman" space. A paper involving a critique of historiography and/or a research paper based on primary sources will be required, depending on whether students take the class as a 280 or 285 (in consultation with the professor).