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Ks and the Committee of Union and Progress Though I greatly appreciate the attempt to remain objective and critical I think it crudely covers the Armenian genocide in apologist fashion If not for the wealth of texts on Ottoman history I would give this a higher rating but I can t recommend the lectures well this guy really loves talkingIt is a passionate retelling of the history of the Ottoman mpire well this guy really loves talkingIt is a passionate retelling of the history of the Ottoman mpire the time when first Turkic tribes arrive to the Middle East till Mustafa Kemal abolishes the mpire It does not go into a great detail it is sort of repetitive we all have some ide fix and some parasitic words don t we but it is a very good introduction into the history of that time and placeMr Harl is a wonderful passionate lecturer However I don t think I learned anything particularly new or surprising unlike the course on The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes It was a sort of uick summary of facts about the long history of the Ottoman பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் empire a lot of boasting by Mr Harl OK perhaps it is just the self presentation strategy commonly used by the Americans but I find it annoying anywayAlso I think that at times Mr Harl s voice was hoarse Perhaps pauses during the recording would have been in order I have always thought that if you claim to be anxpert in the history geography literature The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 etc of any country you have to know the language of that country pretty pretty well This apparently is not the case with Kenneth W Harl whose wife isven Turkish and it was a huge bug during the A Meditation on Murder entire Audible course of the book His grave mispronounciation of Turkish words names of people or places and phrases was not only incredibly annoying but also created huge misunderstandings and frankly to some odd situations As this was notnough he ven tried with Arabic words and names which led to ven absurd partsThis is why the pdf was my best friend Due to the mispronounciations due to some mistakes during the audio book and due to the freuent uuhh s and aahh s of the lecturer the audio book was not a pleasant Travis experience at all The pdf albeit in brief and summarised version presented the necessary information a bit understandablyOtherwise the information during thentire course is interesting specially because it is uick and concise That being said it misses large chunks of Ottoman history important details of many characters or places or vents overlooks lots of facts Instead Harl focuses on what is apparently important to him and he does not ven hide it for instance on Kanun Sultan S leyman or on Enver Pa a or AND HERE I AM ACTUALLY HAPPY ABOUT IT ON here I am actually happy about it on Kemal Atat rk The last one was the best conclusion possible although spending one uarter of the book on Ottoman Empire talking about Mustafa Kemal is not the greatest choice but let it beThe part I liked the most was the structured and rather objective narrative on the situation with the Ottoman Armenians between 1914 and 1923 He did not directly call it a genocide but he did not deny it being a genocide ither And he presented the facts as they were from both sides with both their guilt and innocence although tried to be as brief as possibleHarl also spent some time surprisingly to me on the Balkan nations too Greece of course Romania Serbia Bulgaria Macedonia not North then Which led to a fairly good factology and description of the Balkan Wars and The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? everyone involved in themIn conclusion it is an acceptable studybook for those who are interested in learn. Ty the achievements of the Sultan's court and stories of confrontation and cooperation with the West Befitting a story of suchpic scope and grandeur very lecture is a treasure trove of historical insights into the people vents themes and locales responsible for shaping the story of this often overlooked The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online empire You'll coververything from Rumi the whirling dervishes and the importance of the sultan's grand viziers to the wars of Sultan Suleiman. ,
A good survey course on the history of the Ottoman Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet empire It covers 700 years of history from the pre ottoman Turkic states all the way to the collapse o I love this lecturer so I m biased right off the bat but I love how he presents his material It s always interesting and you can tell he loves the subject matter I already knew a moderate amount about the Ottoman Empire but this lecture series was still fascinating to me There were so many details I didn t know and he really does a great job of talking about cause andffect trends and keeping you in the mindset of the time I don t know why we don t teach of this in school this mpire lasted forever and made a huge impact on The World If You Want Something Different world If you want something different is a great series to listen to Aside from Dr Harl s rapid delivery and immense cast of characters I found this course to be a fascinating look at a transitional time in history as well as a transitional place in the worldthe crossroads between Europe and Asia Turkey is often discounted as a not uite first world country yet it boasts of one of the most successful dominions lasting nearly seven centuriesin some ways xtending Design Research: Methods and Perspectives even into modern timesThese lectures complement Harl sarly sets including Byzantium and Barbarians of The Steppes also The Vikings and help to mesh with lectures series dealing with Western European history After listening to these lectures I have come to understand WHY the Ottoman Empire was considered the poor man of Europe but understand fully that in many ways its rich legacy has contributed greatly to the western civilization we njoy todayRecommended specially when Suleiman The Magnificent and Mehmet the Conueror agree on a sale and coupon Very useful overview for someone trying to get the basic narrative of the Why Photography Matters empire under their belt I also appreciated Harl s commentary on the likely strategic motivations behind various twists and turns in thepic of the Doreen Valiente Witch empire I see from other reviews that much of Harl s narrative is based on the research of others and that Harl himself may not be a notable authority on thempire Nonetheless he does an admirable job of developing key moments in the Duty Free Murder empire s history relating them to other developments around the world and challenging many myths I found the discussion of the 19th centuryspecially interesting including the Asperger - Leben in zwei Welten : Betroffene berichten: das hilft mir in Beruf, Partnerschaft Alltag encounter with the Napoleanic conuests thensuing Hsi K'Ang and His Poetical Essay on the Lute efforts at reform to catch up to rapidly developing European competitors and then the turmoil that this brought about That part in particular is a great overview of a crucial period of politicalconomic and social transformation certainly of interest to any student of comparative politics I wish this Was A Bit Balanced When a bit balanced when comes to the border region between the Ottoman Empire and Central Europe and the conflicts within Islam This lecture series has good information but it improperly represents the Venous Catheters experience of peoples outside of the core of the Ottoman Empire or the minorities throughout the region This is not to say that Byzantium would have ruled the Balkans with less conflict orxploitation And it can asily be assumed that the interactions with the Persian mpire would have been barbarous but treating the Balkans simply as Western European pawns who became ntranced by French ideas of nationalism is disingenuous It raises important challenges to the western classical narrative of history It also has good coverage of The Young Tur. 18 hours 44 minsBy understanding the dramatic story of the Ottoman Empire from its arly years as a collection of raiders and conuerors to its undeniable power in the 15th and 16th centuries to its catastrophic collapse in the wreckage of the First World War one can better grasp the current complexities of the Middle East Over the course of these 36 nlightening lectures investigate over 600 years of history that covers the nature of Ottoman identi. .
Ing a bit about a small part of the major vents "In The Ottoman Empire From "the Ottoman Empire from creation to its dissolution What it lacks is depth amongst all the things I have already mentioned But if you are just starting to learn about one of the greatest Witched At Birth (A Paris, Texas Romance, empires that hadver xisted it is a good course If you just want to brush up on your knowledge it could help you recall some facts And that s it The Ottoman Empire is a series of 36 lectures covering the full scope of the mpire given by renowned scholar and historian Kenneth Harl Harl aptly covers a 700 year period including the Empire s beginning apex decline and its context within the modern middle East and wider Islamic world The Ottoman legacy is both troubled and rich as the Empire bridges the gap between the medieval and modern East and West Harl details the Empire s Islamic foundations that ultimately crumbled with the onset of modernity but also the struggle that continues today between the secular and the sacred in the modern Turkish republicOttoman history begins with the The course was perfect for what I needed I knew plenty about the Middle East post 1914 and a decent amount prior to 1258 or so but I wanted to get an over I had studied Ottoman history years ago at university and purchased this course in order to brush up on the topic Well this lengthy course did serve that purpose because it s uite comprehensive Regretfully however I cannot say that I found anything new or original here I think the professor is trying to operate outside his core competence In fact the course seems in long sections to resemble a Sparks Notes on the multi volume Cambridge History of Turkey and indeed fully one fourth of the sources listed in the bibliography are chapters from that work Most annoying to me though was the lecturer s mangling of Turkish words and names He leads one on to believe he speaks andor reads Turkish but his knowledge of that language is clearly rudimentary at best For anyone who knows basic Turkish the lecturer s pronunciation of Turkish works is painful and cringe producing throughout the course And this is strange because as he mentions in passing several times his wife is Turkish Why didn t he ask her to help him Frankly he seems to be unaware of his mispronunciations of Turkish and other non English words To my mind this fault is rather discrediting Also distracting to the viewer are the lecturer s mannerisms the constantly bouncing left hand the clenching right hand the constant ahs and ums the heavy shuffling when the camera point OF VIEW CHANGES I WOULD URGE PEOPLE TO BUY view changes I would urge people to buy audio only version of this course rather than the dvd version Smalltalk: Die Kunst des stilvollen Mitredens except for the fact that the animated maps arextremely informative Overall though I must say that the lecturer s heart is in the right place he is commendably sympathetic to the Turkish point of view Yet as a good historian he is Burkes Christmas Surprise even handed on controversial topics such as the Armenian genocidexcesses committed in defense of the Empire So I think Great Courses should give him a do over As it stands I don t think this course will be well received Finally I must comment on the Course Guidebook Clearly it was never Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics edited or proofread before being printed or only in a haphazard and hasty manner It reads like the professor s reading notes from the Cambridge History of Turkey and some of the sentences descent into nonsense statements Moreover a glossary of persons and terms should have been provided. I the shadowy politics of the Committee of Union and Progress and the birth of the Turkish Republic under Kemal Atatürk Welcome to a fascinating story of the triumph and tragedy war and peace intellectual progress and civil insurrection of a greatmpire that for all its glory and grandeur has left an important legacy that will shape the future of the Balkan nation states the Turkish Republic and the Arab world and those of us in the West as well. .


The Ottoman Empire