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MO3081   The Ottoman Empire 1300 - 1700

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

This module studies the development of the early modern Ottoman Empire from its rise and definitive establishment in the late Middle Ages until the end of the seventeenth century. In addition to knowledge of key events and institutions, the module aims to provide an introduction to the culture and social composition of the empire in the period under examination. Specific themes include Ottoman expansion in Europe and the Middle East; crisis and change; centralisation and its discontents; relations with neighbours, such as Safavid Iran, the Habsburg Empire, and the Portuguese in the Indian Ocean; and Ottoman attitudes toward the empire and wider world.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002} or pass at least 60 credits from {ME1003, ME1006, ME2003, HI2001, MH2002}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take ME3610

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 13%
Coursework: 27%

Re-assessment: 4,000 - to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr D Kastritsis