Sign In   |   View Cart   |     |   Help
Print Course information
E-mail to a friend
Return to Membership, Class and Activity Registration

Membership, Class and Activity Registration > > All Zoom Classes Complete List A-Z

The Ottoman Empire (Mondays, 1:30pm-3:30pm ET)   NEW!

This course focuses on the Ottoman Empire from its origins in the 14th century to its dissolution in the aftermath of World War I. We will explore the major socio-economic, political and cultural institutions of the Empire and how they changed over time. Topics include but are not limited to political, military and economic institutions, the role of women, inter-communal relations and wars. At the end of the term, we aim to have a sound grasp of how the Ottoman Empire emerged as a small chiefdom and transformed itself into a world empire that ruled for six centuries over different ethnic and religious populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Class size limit: 150.

Suggest Reading:

Nilay Ozok-Gundogan, “The Ottoman Empire,” The Encyclopedia of Empire (The Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).

“Turkey's gift of a mosque sparks fears of ‘neo-Ottomanism’ in Kosovo,”

Nick Danforth, “Turkey’s New Maps Are Reclaiming the Ottoman Empire,”


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
636 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
OLLI at FSU Helpline: