Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205015412007Early Ages of the Turks – I Compulsory116
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning about the most ancient periods of the Turkic history.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Osman Karatay
Learning Outcomes
1Be skilled in teaching the basic knowledge of Turkish History
2Ability to think and solve problems individually
3Be able to analyse the old Turkish History by social theories
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Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Various problems of the general Turkic history from the earliest known times to the late medieval will be discussed. Political history will have some gravity in this course, but the lectureb will not entirely be set on them. We will examine in the first term the ancient stepe cultures and the Huns, Bulgars, Avars, Kök-Türks, Uygurs, Kirgiz and the other pre-Islamic formations. Topic of the second term is the Islamic ages beginning with the Bulgars. We will deal with problems the histories of the Karakhanids, Ghaznevids and Saljukians, as well as the Mongolian invasions and their aftermath.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, discussion on methodologyTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
2Origins of the Turks and the debates on the UrheimatTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
3Turkic related languages and linguistic families in Eurasia Theoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
4Ancient cultures of EurasiaTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
5The question of Sumers/Subars regarding the Eurasian connectionsTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
6The Scythians being the first Turkic polityTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
7Political hegemony in the Western steppes c. the Birth of Jesus and the SarmatiansTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
8Political hegemony in the Eastern steppes and the Great HunsTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
9Political hegemony in the Eastern steppes and the Great HunsTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
10Successors of the Huns in Central Asia: the White Huns and EftalitesTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
11Successors of the Huns in Eastern Asia: the Sienpi and othersTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
12Successors of the Huns in Eastern Asia: the AvarsTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
13Turkic peoples in central Asia in the Hunnic Age and relations with other peoplesTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
14Hunnic cultural milieu and state tradition in terms of later developmentsTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
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Recommended or Required Reading
Togan, Zeki V., Umumi Türk Tarihine Giriş, 3. baskı, İstanbul, 1981. Barthold, Vladimir V., Orta Asya Tarihi Hakkında Dersler, haz. K.Y. Kopraman – İsmail Aka, Ankara, 2006. Golden, Peter B., Türk Halkları Tarihine Giriş, çev. O. Karatay, Ankara, 2002. Kafesoğlu, İbrahim, Türk Milli Kültürü, 21. baskı, İstanbul, 2001. Rásonyi, László, Tarihte Türklük, 2. baskı, Ankara, 1988. Sinor, Denis (der.), Erken İç Asya Tarihi, 2. baskı, İstanbul, 1999.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination000
Final Examination000
Attending Lectures000
Seminar000
Reading000
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