INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR454 OTTOMAN DIPLOMACY&THE EUROPEAN STATES SY

Course Code: 3140454
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AHMET NURİ YURDUSEV
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The basic purpose of this undergraduate course is to give the students a general understanding of Ottoman diplomacy through the relations between Ottoman Empire and the European states. It takes the concepts of diplomacy and states-system as the basic tools and first dwells on the beginnings of Ottoman diplomacy and the European states-system. To this end, the conceptual problem and the issue of origins will be the first topics with which we shall be dealing. The beginnings of Ottoman diplomacy will be sought for through Islamic and Byzantine heritage

Course Content

The basic purpose of this course is to give the students a general understanding of Ottoman diplomacy through the relations between Ottoman Empire and the European states. It takes the concepts of `diplomacy` and `states-systems` as basic tools and first dwells on the beginnings of Ottoman diplomacy and the European states-systems. Secondly, it deals with the ad loc diplomacy period and the establishment of permanent diplomacy. Thirdly, the practice of Ottoman diplomacy in foreign capitals is studies. The course will conclude with a discussion of the legacy of Ottoman diplomacy.

Learning Outcomes

The students will be able to understand on the one hand the distinctive characterisitics of the Ottoman system of diplomacy and on the other hand the background of the diplomacy of the post-Ottomanic states, especially Turkey.