Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205015522015History of Caucasia (1774–1905) - IIElective124
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aim of this course is recognition the Caucasus were a unique culture basin and understanding it’s role in the relationship between Ottomans, Russians and Iranians in last 300 years.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Abdullah TEMİZKAN
Learning Outcomes
11. Graduates having a basic knowledge of about the Caucasian History can teach this knowledge to other people also(LO: 1,2)
22. graduates who manage to localize History of the Caucasus in the history of the location of the Turkish can investigate, define and Express political, social and economic problems that they encounter.( LO: 4,6)
33. graduates Investigating a matter about the history of the Caucasus also benefit other areas of social science can make analysises using the scientific science as a means of social science theories.(LO: 9)
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The period from 1774 Küçük Kaynarca Agreement to 1905 Revolution is the subject of our lesson. This course will be discussed in three stage.Firstly, reaching of Russian army to Kuban and Terek rivers and Kazakh Pipeline Construction will be discussed. Secondly, control of Georgian military way by the Russians and their transition beyond the Caucasia. Finally, Imams Period and events until 1905 Revolution will be discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Resistances of Ottoman and Caucasian against Russian colonization and expansion in Caucasia and basic dynamics of these two resistance and offensive strategies will be evaluatedTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
2Ottoman’s activities during attal Pasha’s Anapa Guard,and considering the relations with tribes, these activities will be discussed from different perspectives .Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
3Historical develeopment of religion phenomen in Caucasia will be examined. Islamization of the region and 18th The resistance movement emerged in the last quarter century, from religion "müridizm" entry will be the composition of currentTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
4By emphasis on Sufism, zühd, Melamilik, Yesevîlik, Kolonizatör Turkish dervishes, Nakşibendilik, and Halidilik, it will be discussed with the students who had done particular readings beforeTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
5Organized resistance movement against the Russians in the North Caucasus and the birth of Imam Mansur in the light of documents by considering different approaches to the topic of discussion will be held at the end of course.Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
6On the peoples of the Caucasus, the Caucasus, Russia and the Ottoman Empire, and their power struggle and the tactics pursued by diplomatic, social and economic consequences will be discussed.Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
7Russia’s blockade Caucasia and set up base over Caucasia will be examined and its results will be discussedTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
8In the beginning of the 19th century the political developments in the Caucasus region, will be discussed in the context of international relationsTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
9Midterm examinationTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
10Influence in shaping the Caucasus, Black Sea ports of the Ottoman-Russian relations will be discussed. Russia's Black Sea policy and Ottoman’s classical policy will be examined.Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
11the public concerns Occurring in the Northwest Caucasus, created by the Caucasus and Russia's campaign in 1804 the resistance movement will be examined and will focus on events in AbkhaziaTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
12As a legacy of Imam Mansur "müridizm" concept and the circumstances give rise to the declaration of Imam Ghazi Muhammad Gazavat will be focused onTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
13Hamzat and the period of Imam Shamil Imam "Müridizm" organization of resistance, dissemination strategy, gentlemen feudal relations and the phases of the struggle dealt with the Russians will be examinedTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
14Müridizm’s general character, and the institutionalization of "gazavat" attempts to legitimize the idea will be discussed with the students who made enough reading about the topicTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
15A film about İmam gazi Muhammed, Hamzat Bek and İmam Şamil will be watched and a critical evaluation will be madeTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
16Fianl examTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Evliya Çelebi 6. ve 7. Ciltlerdeki Kafkasya ile ilgili kısımlar 2. Tarih-i Cevdet, 1.2. ve 3. Ciltlerdeki Kafkasya ile ilgili kısımlar 3. Osmanlı Devleti ile Kafkasya, Türkistan ve kırım Hanlıkları Arasındaki Münasebetlere Dâir Arşiv Belgeleri, (1687-1908 yılları arası),Ankara 1992. 4. Fahrettin Kırzıoğlu, Osmanlıların Kafkas Ellerini Fethi 1451-1890, Ankara 1991. 5. Şerafettin Erel, Dağıstan ve Dağıstanlılar, İstanbul, 1961. 6. İsmail Berkok, Tarihte Kafkasya, İstanbul 1958. 7. Abdullah Saydam, Kırım ve Kafkas Göçleri (1856-1876), Ankara, 1997. 8. John F. Baddeley, (çev. Murat Özden), Rusların Kafkasya’yı İstilası ve Şeyh Şamil, İstanbul, 1996. 9. Erkan, Süleyman, Kırım ve Kafkasya Göçleri (1878-1908), Trabzon, 1996 10. Tarih-i Osman Paşa, Hazırlayan: Yunus Zeyrek,Ankara 2001. 11. M. Sadık Bilge, Osmanlı Devleti ve Kafkasya, İstanbul 2005. 12. Muharrem yıldız, Dünden Bugüne Kafkasya,İzmir 2006.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11616
Final Examination12020
Attending Lectures14342
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO2   4 5       
LO3        5    
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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