From Empire to Nation-State: A History of Greece and Turkey, 1700-1920 A

Classics and Ancient History, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity

College of Arts and Law


Code 16878

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester Scheduled for 2013-14, 1

Module description

You will survey the historical forces such as nationalism, industrialisation and other forms of modernisation which contributed to the transformation of the Ottoman empire in the nineteenth century. We also consider the various forms which intervention by the Great Powers took and assess their attempts to control and influence the fate not just of the empire, but also of the successor states which emerged from it. In addition, we develop a comparative framework for the assessment of Greece’s and Turkey's different evolutionary paths from a shared imperial past to separatism and the creation of competing nation states.

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