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KAM4009Turkish Administrative History3+0+0ECTS:5
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Compulsory
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerDoç. Dr. Emrah FİRİDİN
Co-LecturerDoç. Dr. Abdullah Uzun
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
Throughout the history, Turkish states in the process of the birth and development of the state institutions, functions and structures with each other interactions, relationships, and state leaders and about management, information.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : Analyze the social and historical background of administration. 2,6
LO - 2 : Comment on the origins of the Turkey's administrative structure and traditions.2,6
LO - 3 : Evaluate the administrative structure of Ottoman Empire in detail. 2,6
LO - 4 : Evaluate the historical, cultural, social, economic and political factos that2,6
LO - 5 : Explain the transformation of the administrative system of the Ottoman Empire with the causes and consequences2,6
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
In this lesson includes subjects from administrative systems of the Sassanid State, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic State, the Great Seljuks and the Anatolian Seljuk Empire, and the administrative institutions and administrative processes from the establishment of the Ottoman Empire to the Tanzimat period.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Intıroduction to course- Central and provincial government in the Sassanids
 Week 2Administrative Structure of the Byzantine Empire
 Week 3Government of the Islamic State
 Week 4Government in the Great Seljuks and Anatolian Seljuks.
 Week 5Government in the Great Seljuks and Anatolian Seljuks.
 Week 6Establishment of the Ottoman Empire
 Week 7Ottoman land system
 Week 8The central organization of the Ottoman Empire- Sultan, Divan-ı Humayun and Bab-ı Ali
 Week 9Midterm examination/Assessment
 Week 10The central organiza
 Week 11The provincial organization of the Ottoman Empire
 Week 12The Ottoman city and transportation system
 Week 13The period of political and social change in the Ottoman Empire
 Week 14The modernization of the central government in the Tanzimat period
 Week 15The centralization of the provincial government in the Tanzimat period
 Week 16Final examination
Textbook / Material
1Ortaylı, İlber, Türkiye Teşkilat ve İdare Tarihi, Cedit Neşriyat, Ankara, 2008.
2İnalcık, Halil, Devlet-i Aliyye, 50. Basım, İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul, 2012.
3Tural, Erkan vd. Türk İdare Tarihi, 4. Basım, Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2012
Recommended Reading
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 20/11/2021 60 50
End-of-term exam 16 9/1/2022 1 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 0 0 0
Laboratuar çalışması 0 0 0
Arasınav için hazırlık 9 4 36
Arasınav 1 1 1
Uygulama 0 0 0
Klinik Uygulama 0 0 0
Ödev 0 0 0
Proje 0 0 0
Kısa sınav 0 0 0
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 20 3 60
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Diğer 1 10 1 10
Diğer 2 0 0 0
Total work load150