Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201396192014OTTOMAN ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTSElective236
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objectives of this course areknowing the archives which the Ottoman documents kept and containing documents there; and examining writing variations, techniques and types of the documents. After learning the archival sources it will be given practical using knowledge about the utilization of these sources in writing history.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Vehbi GÜNAY
Learning Outcomes
1Osmanlı belgelerinin saklandıkları yurtiçi/dışı arşivleri bilebilme. PÇ: 3, 25, 26
2Osmanlı belgelerinin yazım ve diplomatik özelliklerini irdeleyebilme. PÇ: 2, 12, 19, 25, 28
3Osmanlı arşiv belgelerini değerlendirebilme. PÇ: 2, 12, 25, 26, 28
4Osmanlı arşiv kayıtlarını tarih yazımında kullanımı ve Osmanlı tarihçiliğine katkısını öğrenebilme. PÇ: 3, 22, 26, 28
51. To be able to learn the national/foreign archives containing Ottoman documents
62. To be able to examine scriptural and diplomatic peculiarities of Ottoman documents
73. To be able to analyze Ottoman archival documents. (PÇ. 5, 7)
84. To be able to use the Ottoman archival records in writing and evaluate its contribution to the historiography. (PÇ: 1, 7, 8)
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
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Course Contents
It will be examined to use the Ottoman archival documents in historiography by emphasizing surviving Ottoman archival documents.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Description of the course, themes, sources, existing studiesIntroduction to the course
2General introduction and the national/foreign archives containing Ottoman documentsTheoretical Lecture
3Ottoman archives in our country and document classificationsTheoretical Lecture
4Document examples from the Prime Ministry Ottoman ArchivesLecture and document reading
5Writing and orthographical types in the Ottoman documentsLecture and document reading
6The Ottoman Divan-ı Humayun and its records document reading
7Examples of Divan-ı Humayun records document reading
8Midterm exam.
9Examples of Divan-ı Humayun recordsLecture and document reading
10Firmans/Hatt-iHumayunsLecture and document reading
11Tughras and PenchesLecture and document reading
12BeratsLecture and document reading
13Examples of arz and tezkireLecture and document reading
14Ruznamce recordsLecture and document reading
15General assessment and preparation for final examLecture and document reading
16Final exam.Theoretical Lecture
Recommended or Required Reading
6. Osmanlı Arşiv Belgeleri, Başbakanlık Osmanlı Arşivi Tıpkıbasım ve transkripsiyonları 7. M. T. Gökbilgin, Osmanlı Paleografya ve Diplomatik İlmi 8. M. S. Kütükoğlu, Osmanlı Belgelerinin Dili (Diplomatik) 9. A. Aktan, Osmanlı Paleografyası ve Siyasî Yazışmalar 5. Salâhaddin Ekler, Divan Rakamları
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