You can start with a synopsis of the book, paying special attention to its historical setting and main characters, and end with a historical analysis. The paper should be about 4–7 pages in length. plus endnotes and a bibliography.
The research paper, should be based on Five Sources: choose 3-4 items from the e-Reserve list; and either use both Quataert and Itzkowitz or one of the textbooks, if your topic is not covered in one of the textbooks. Ottoman Empire and Islamic Tradition by Norman Itzkowitz The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 (Ed. 2) by Donald Quataert Length: 6-8 pages, 1.5 line spacing. Follow instructions on the length please.
How did large-scale processes the elaboration of religions, the rise and fall of empires, the ongoing change in dynastic politics, the changing networks of trade, the dynamics of scientific and scholarly endeavor, the shifting of popular culture affect the everyday lives of people in the broader Middle East? And what effects did everyday, regular community and society have on those large-scale processes?