ECTS - The History of Early Modern Mediterranean (1450-1789)

The History of Early Modern Mediterranean (1450-1789) (HUM108) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
The History of Early Modern Mediterranean (1450-1789) HUM108 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
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Course Objectives To gain a general information to students about the history of the Early Modern Mediterranean within the context of social, economic, political, military and cultural developments; to draw the general framework of the transformation in the Mediterranean World; and to examine the relationship and interaction among different societies, identities and cultures in the region comparatively.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course; -Knows the geographical, historical, economic, social and cultural development of the Mediterranean in the early modern period, -Understands the contributions of interaction between different societies and cultures in the region to the Mediterranean world in a cause and effect relationship, -Analyze the political and social structures of the period.
Course Content The description of the early modern Mediterranean in general terms from the geographical discoveries to the French Revolution; political, social, historical and economic developments and transformations in the early modern Mediterranean; wars and trade in the axis of Ottoman-Spanish hegemony struggle in the Mediterranean basin.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Where is the Mediterranean, What is its importance? History, space, men and heritage in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean in History, p. 11-32. History, Space, Men and Heritage Under the tutelage of Fernand Braudel.
2 Mediterranean World Until the mid-15th Century: Political, Economic, Military and Social Circumstances. Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha in the Spanish and Ottoman Chronicals, p. 13-35.
3 The Impact of Geographical Discoveries on Mediterranean. The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600, p. 11-64.
4 Developments in Maritime Technology. Related readings
5 Economies: Precious Metals, Coins and Prices. The Mediterranean and the Meditarranean World in the Age of Philip II (Volume II), p. 182-295.
6 Economies: Trade and Transportation The Mediterranean and the Meditarranean World in the Age of Philip II (Volume II), p. 445-450.
7 Midterm
8 Transition from City-States to Nation-States in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean and the Meditarranean World in the Age of Philip II (Volume II), p. 445-450. The Vaning of the Mediterranean, 1550-1870), A Geohistorical Approach, p. 45-222.
9 Empires in the Mediterranean: Ottoman and Spanish Empires The Mediterranean and the Meditarranean World in the Age of Philip II (Volume II), p. 451-478.
10 Ottoman- Spanish Relations in the Mediterranean. Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha in the Spanish and Ottoman Chronicals, p. 37-69.
11 Ottoman- Spanish Hegemony Struggle, Naval Wars and Piracy in the Mediterranean. Forgotten Frontiers: A History of the Sixteenth-Century Ibero-African Frontier.
12 War and Trade in the Mediterranean Under Ottoman Domination. The Mediterranean in History, p. 219-250. Ottoman Mediterranean, p. 11-28.
13 Related readings
14 Global Mediterranean: Boundaries. The Mediterranean and the Meditarranean World in the Age of Philip II (Volume I), p. 274-368.
15 General Overview
16 Final Exam The questions prepared by the course instructor.


Course Book 1. Mediterranean in History, David Abulafia (ed.), Thames & Hudson Ltd., London 2003.
2. A Companian to Mediterranean History (eds. Peregrine Horden and Sharon Kinoshita). Wiley Blackwell, Chichester 2014.
3. The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume I. Fernand Braudel, University of California Press, London 1995.
4. The Turkish and Spanish Empires in The Sixteenth and Beginning Of The Seventeenth. Leopold Von Ranke, Translated by Walter K. Kelly, Whittaker and Co., London 1843.
5. The Forgotten Frontiers: A History of the Sixteenth-Century Ibero- African Frontier. Andrew C. Hess, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London 1978.
6. Geography, Technology, and War: Studies in the Maritime History of the Mediterranean, 649-1571. John H. Pryor, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1994.
7. Gunpowder and Galleys: Changing Technology and Mediterranean Warfare at Sea in the 16th Century. John Francis Guilmartin (Rev ed.), Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD 2003.
8. The Captive Sea: Slavery, Communicaton and, and Commerce in Early Modern Spain and Mediterranean. Daniel Hershenzen, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia 2018.
9. The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History. Peregrine Horden annd Nicholas Purcell, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford 2000.
10. The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean, David Abulafia. Oxford University Press, New York 2011.
11. The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age, 1300-1600. Halil İnalcık, Translated by Norman Itzkowitz and Colin Imber, Praeger Publishers, New York and Washington 1973.
12. The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe. Daniel Goffman, Cambridge University Press, New York 2002.
13. Fernand Braudel Yönetiminde Akdeniz: Tarih, Mekân, İnsanlar ve Miras (History, Space, Men and Heritage Under the tutelage of Fernand Braudel), 2. Basım, Çevirenler Necati Erkurt ve Erkut Derman, Metis Yayıncılık, İstanbul 2008.
Other Sources 14. Solan Akdeniz: 1550-1870, Coğrafi-Tarihsel Bir Yaklaşım (The Vaning of the Mediterranean, 1550-1870), A Geohistorical Approach), Faruk Tabak, Çev. Nurettin Elhüseyni, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, İstanbul 2010.
15. Rönesans Avrupası: Türkiye’nin Batı Medeniyetiyle Özdeşleşme Süreci (Renaissance Europe: Identification Process of Turkey with Western Civilization), Halil İnalcık, 5. Basım, Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul 2014.
16. Osmanlı Akdeniz’i (Ottoman Mediterranean), İdris Bostan, 1. Basım, Küre Yayınları, İstanbul 2017.
17. Coğrafi Keşifler Tarihi (The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600), David Arnold, Çev. Osman Bahadır, Alan Yayıncılık, İstanbul 1995.
18. İspanyol ve Osman¬lı Kroniklerinde Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa (Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha in the Spanish and Ottoman Chronicals, Hüseyin Güngör Şahin, Ankara Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Basılmamış Doktora Tezi. Ankara 2018.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 65
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

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ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 4 4
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 6 6
Total Workload 100