REECAS Quarterly Course Lists
Spring 2021: NEAR E 270 The Turks: A Global Perspective
Meeting Time: T/Th 1:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Joint Sections: N/A
Instructors: Talant Mawkanuli
Introduction to the history of the Turks in the global age. It charts their movement across Siberia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; their connections with different empires and kingdoms, states, and religions; and their cultural exchange with neighboring peoples (Chinese, Mongols, Persians, Arabs, Greeks, and others). At various times the Turks have built vast empires; Turkic dynasties ruled for generations in places as far-flung as China, Central Asia, Russia, and the Middle East.