Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205015442007Early Ages of the Turks – IICompulsory126
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning about the most ancient periods of the Turkic history.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. A. Osman Karatay
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to analyse the old Turkish History by social theories
2Be skilled in teaching the basic knowledge of Turkish History
3Ability to think and solve problems individually
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
1Origins and establishment of the Kök-TürksTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
2The first Kök-Türk stateTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
3The second Kök-Türk state Theoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
4Turkic peoples in the kök-Türk ageTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
5The Uygurs: Hegemony in the Eastern steppesTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
6The Uygurs: Migration to the Eastern Türkistan and the sedentary periodTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
7The Kirgiz: Origins and migration to the Tanrı mountainsTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
8The Kimeks and the Siberian Turks Theoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
9The Türgish and the Kangar/PecheneksTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
10The Karluks and the YağmasTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
11The KarakhanidsTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
12Meeting with Islam, and the MevaliTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
13The GhaznavidsTheoretic course, reading, presentation and discussion
14Early Turks in IndiaTheoretic 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 Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Writing Paper51050
Reading14684
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)182
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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