Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Problems In Historiography: The Case Of The Battle Of Mantzikert ORT 522 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Type Optional
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Course Category General Training
Course Objective

The module proceeds to an in-depth analysis of the famous battle of Mantzikert between the emperor Romanos Diogenes and the sultan Alp Arslan. The event is regarded as a turning point in Medieval history. The heavy defeat of the imperial army opened the road to the great expansion of the Seljuk Turks into Asia Minor and gradually lead to the collapse of the Byzantine Empire

Course Content

Historiography, Medieval History

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To help students develop critical skills in comparing and evaluating different historical sources. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,
2 To clarify expressions and ideas, and to produce reasoning appropriate to an assigned task. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
Course Notes
Course Resources

C. Hillenbrand, Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol, The battle of Mantzikert (Edinburgh U. P., 2007).

A. Kaldellis and D. Krallis, The History, Michael Attaleiates, Cambridge–Massachusetts–London, 2012).

F. Sümer and A. Sevim, A. Islâm Kaynaklarına Göre, Malazgirt Savaşı (Metinler ve Çevirileri) (Ankara, 1971).

B. Lewis and P.M. Holt (edd.), Historians of the Middle East (Oxford U. P, 1962).

D. Nicolle, Manzikert 1071, The Breaking of Byzantium (Osprey Publishing).

W. Treadgold, The Middle Byzantine Historians (Hampshire–New York, 2013).

A. E. Dostourian, Armenia and the Crusades. Tenth to Twelfth Centuries. The

Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa (Lanham–New York–London, 1993)

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To gain ability to make data collection, consulting literature and analyzing which form scientific knowledge in the relevant discipline;
2 To become skilled in method knowledge and skills related with scientific research process;
3 To be experienced to contribute at least one area in scientific studies in the institutional and methodological context
4 To gain adequacy to make critical evaluation and synthesis;
5 To be open minded for renewal and new ideas and to obtain ability to suggest new ideas.
6 To have ability to study interdisciplinary and to adopt theory, method and practices used in the other area to relevant discipline;
7 To follow closely technologic advancement, scientific developments and scientific technologies related
8 To publish at least one academic study related with thesis (in national or international referred journals-preferred);
9 To acquire ability to get across with national and international academic environments related with the area of specialization;
10 To have behavior and ethical sensitivity in conformity with academic life.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 80
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
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