Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $300
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $330
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Section A is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
Section B is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
The dissolution of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the First World War had consequences that have lasted to the present day. This course will survey the rise of the Ottoman Empire and its gradual decline into the “Sick Man of Europe”; the Young Turk Revolution of 1908; the empire’s participation in the First World War as one of the Central Powers; the Gallipoli campaign; the Armenian genocide; the Arab Revolt; and the peace treaties that established new boundaries in the Middle East.
Ten sessions. E - $300, L - $330
Frank A. Biletz received his PhD in history from the University of Chicago, with a primary specialization in modern British and Irish history. He is currently an adjunct instructor of history at Loyola University Chicago. He has been teaching seminars at the Newberry since 1994.
- Sean McMeekin, The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, Penguin Books, 2016, ISBN: 978-0143109808
- For the first class, please read the introduction, prologue, and chapter 1 of Sean McMeekin, The Ottoman Endgame.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.