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65750-01 - Seminar: History of Crimea and the Crimean Tatars under Ottoman and Russian Rule 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Özhan Kapici (oezhan.kapici@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This seminar is a survey of the history of Crimea from the early modern period to modern times. It covers four historical periods, determined by the turning points in the history of Crimea from the 15th century onwards. By way of introduction, the first part explores the origins of the Crimean Tatars and the Kipchak invasion in Eurasia during the pre-khanate period. This part also includes the description of the Kipchak Lands as well as the tribal, social, and political structure of the Tatars at the dawn of post-Mongolian Eurasia. The second part focuses on the formation of the Crimean Khanate and its evolution from the vassalage of the Ottoman Empire to the dissolution of the khanate and annexation of the peninsula to the Russian Empire in 1783. The power relations among the Tatar tribes and between the Tatar chiefs and Ottoman authorities, the economic structure of the peninsula based on the slave trade in and around the Black Sea, the relations among the Christians (Armenian), Jewish (Karaites), and Muslims (Tatars) on the peninsula, the diplomatic relations of the khanate with the Eastern European powers, tribal and political formations such as Noghais, Cossacks and Circassians, and the political connection of the khanate with the Ottoman suzerainty are the major topics covered in this part. The third part is dedicated to the social and political history of the Crimean Tatars under the Russian Empire, from its annexation to the 1917 Revolution. This part covers central questions in the history of the peninsula under Russian imperial rule, such as the emigration of the Crimean Tatars, demographic mobility and Russification on the peninsula, administrative and economic reforms in Taurida Oblast, the effects of modernization on the Muslim society of Crimea, and the rise of nationalism and national identity among the Tatars. The last part of the seminar covers the social and demographic reengineering in Crimea under the USSR, the formation of the Crimean Tatar diaspora from 1917 onwards, and the rehabilitation of Crimean Tatar society in the post-Soviet period
Lernziele - identify the origins and the social structure of the Crimean Tatars
- describe the formation of the Crimean Khanate under Ottoman rule
- compare Ottoman and Russian rule in Crimea
- understand the social and demographic transformation of Crimea
Literatur * The relevant chapters from these texts will be announced per week and made available on ADAM.

Akhiezer, Golda. “The History of the Crimean Karaites during the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries”, Karaite Judaism, a Guide to its History and Literary Sources. Meira Polliack (ed.), Leiden: Brill Academic Publisher, 2003, pp. 729–759.

Fisher, Alan W., The Crimean Tatars, Stanford University Hoover Press, 1978.

Fisher, Alan. W., Between Russians, Ottomans and Turks: Crimea and Crimean Tatars, Istanbul: The Isis Press, 1998.

Forbes, Manz Beatrice, "The Clans of the Crimean Khanate 1466-1532 ", Harvard Ukrainian Studies, vol II number 3, Cambridge, 1978, pp.282-309

Inalcık, Halil. "Power Relationship Between Russia, the Crimea and the Ottoman Empire as reflected in Titulature" in The Middle East and the Balkans Under the Ottoman Empire, Bloomington, 1993, pp.369-411.

Inalcık, Halil. "The Khan and the Tribal Aristocracy: The Crimean Khanate under Sahib Giray”, Harvard Ukrainian Studies Eucharisterion: Essay presented to Omeljan Pritsak on his Sixtieth Birthday by his Colleagues and Students, vol. III/IV, (ed.), Thor Sevcenko, Cambridge, 1980, pp. 445-466.

Inalcık, Halil. The Question of the Closing of the Black Sea under the Ottomans", in Essays in Ottoman History, Istanbul, 1998, pp. 411-445.

Kırımlı, Hakan. National Movements and National Identity Among the Crimean Tatars (1905-1916), Leiden: Brill, 1996.

Kizilov, Mikhail. “The Black Sea and the Slave Trade: The Role of Crimean Maritime Towns in the Trade in Slaves and Captives in the Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries”, International Journal of Maritime History, XVII/1 (2005), pp.211-235.

Królikowska-Jedlińska, Natalia. Law and Division of Power in the Crimean Khanate (1532–1774) With Special Reference to the Reign of Murad Giray (1678–1683), Leiden: Brill, 2018.

Kolodziejczyk, Dariusz. The Crimean Khanate and Poland-Lithuania International Diplomacy on the European Periphery (15th-18th Century), Leiden: Brill, 2011.

Kozelsky, Mara. Christianizing Crimea: Shaping Sacred Space in the Russian Empire and Beyond, Illinois: Nothern Illinois University Press, 2010.

Magocsi, Paul Robert. This Blessed Land: Crimea and the Crimean Tatars, University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Matuz, Joseph, "Les relations étrangères du Khanat de Crimée (XVe–XVIIIe siècles)", Revue D 'Histoire Diplomatique, vol.34, Paris, 1988, pp.233-249.

O’Neill, Kelly. Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great’s Southern Empire, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

Smirnov, V.D. Krımskoe Khanstvo pod verkhovenstvom Ottomanskoi Porty, Saint Petersburg, 1887.

Uehling, Greta Lynn, The Crimean Tatars’ Deportation and Return, New York: Palgrave, 2004.

Vásáry, István, Cumans and Tatars: Oriental Military in the Pre-Ottoman Balkans, 1185-1365, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Williams, Brian Glyn. The Crimean Tatars: From Soviet Genocide to Putin’s Conquest, New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
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Intervall 14-täglich
Datum 22.09.2022 – 15.12.2022
Zeit Donnerstag, 14.15-18.00 Maiengasse
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 22.09.2022 14.15-18.00 Uhr Maiengasse, --
Donnerstag 06.10.2022 14.15-18.00 Uhr Maiengasse, --
Donnerstag 20.10.2022 14.15-18.00 Uhr Maiengasse, --
Donnerstag 03.11.2022 14.15-18.00 Uhr Maiengasse, --
Donnerstag 17.11.2022 14.15-18.00 Uhr Maiengasse, --
Donnerstag 01.12.2022 14.15-18.00 Uhr Maiengasse, --
Donnerstag 15.12.2022 14.15-18.00 Uhr Maiengasse, --
Module Modul: Areas: Osteuropa (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Modul: Fortgeschrittene Nahoststudien (Bachelor Studienfach Nahoststudien)
Modul: Geschichte Russlands und der Sowjetunion (Master Studienfach Osteuropäische Geschichte)
Modul: Gesellschaft in Osteuropa (Bachelor Studienfach Osteuropäische Kulturen)
Modul: Gesellschaft in Osteuropa (Bachelor Studiengang Osteuropa-Studien)
Modul: Themen der Near & Middle Eastern Studies (Master Studienfach Near & Middle Eastern Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Completion of a paper or writing an essay and presentation.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Nahost-Studien