Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201396222014OTTOMAN ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS - IIElective246
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Recommended Courses: “Undergraduate and graduate courses related to documents of Ottoman History, Paleography, Diplomatics”
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Vehbi Günay
Learning Outcomes
1Osmanlı belgelerinin genel özelliklerini bilebilme. PÇ: 2, 3, 17
2Osmanlı paleografya ve diplomatik usulleri ile belge çeşitlerini değerlendirebilme. PÇ: 22, 25
3Osmanlı arşiv belgelerini analiz edebilme. PÇ: 19, 25, 26
4Belgelerde yer alan bilgileri tarih yazımında kullanabilme. PÇ: 19, 25, 28
51. To be able to know about the general properties of 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 data in the archival records in historiography. (PÇ: 1, 7, 8)
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
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 properties of Ottoman archival documents in classical and post-classical periodTheoretical Lecture-document reading
3General properties of land and population register system Lecture and document reading
4The usage of Tapu-Tahrir registers in historiography and studies depending on Tapu-Tahrir registersLecture and document reading
5Examples of Tapu-Tahrir registersDocument reading
6Examples of Tapu-Tahrir registersPresentation based on literature
7Usage of Tapu-Tahrir registers on the scale of KazaPresentation
8Midterm exam.
9Examples of correspondence of the Ottoman provincial organizationLecture and document reading, literature review
10Şer‘iye registers and their propertiesDocument reading
11Studies on examples of Şer’iye registers Document reading
12Studies on examples of Şer’iye registers Lecture and document reading
13An attempt to write a local history based on the Şer’iye registers Lecture and document reading
14An attempt to write a local history based on the Şer’iye registers Presentation
15General assessment and preparation for final examTheoretical Lecture
16Final exam.
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Osmanlı Arşiv Belgeleri, Başbakanlık Osmanlı Arşivi Tıpkıbasım ve transkripsiyonları. 2. M. S. Kütükoğlu, Osmanlı Belgelerinin Dili (Diplomatik). 3. A. Aktan, Osmanlı Paleografyası ve Siyasî Yazışmalar. 4. Başbakanlık Osmanlı Arşivi Rehberi. 5. A. Akgündüz, Şer’iye Sicilleri. 6. F. Emecen, XVI. Asırda Manisa Kazası. 7. Mübahat S. Kütükoğlu, XVI. Asırda Tavas Kazasının Sosyal ve İktisâdî Yapısı. 8. Mübahat S. Kütükoğlu, XV ve XVI. Asırlarda İzmir Kazasının Sosyal İktisadi Yapısı
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 Examination155
Final Examination155
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination14342
Individual Study for Final Examination5945
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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