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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
2303026132011 Epigraphy And Paleography 927001 1 1 6
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course helps the past be enlightened. Objective of this course is to inform researchers about reading the old text written by Ottoman Turkish and the old inscriptions on the architectural buildings.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Recep GÜN
Learning Outcomes
  1. students will be able to read and understand the ottoman language written in different writing genres
  2. students will be able to read and understand archive documents
  3. students will be able to read and understand manuscripts
  4. students will be able to read and understand the texts on architectural works
  5. students will be able to read and understand the writings on the coins
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Gökbilgin, M.T., Osmanlı Paleografya ve Diplomatik İlmi, İst.
Uğur Ahmet, Epigrafi ve Paleografi, Ankara 1983.
Meydan Larousse, “Paleofrafi” Mad. C. IX, İstanbul 1972.
Meydan Larousse, Epigrafi” Mad. C. VI, İstanbul 1972.
Timurtaş, F. K., Osmanlı Türkçesine Giriş, 2000.
Timurtaş, F. K., Osmanlı Türkçesi Grameri,1999.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
The definition, comprehension and area of usage of Ephigraphy and Paleography, The representation of Ottoman Turkish alphabet, Ottoman Turkish grammar.Letters and Words. Writing style of Turkish Arabic and Persion Words appendix attached to nouns and verbs. Similar words both in writing and reading. Arabic and Persian words and forms in the Ottoman Turkish Lanquage. Numbers, Hegira months and its symbols in Ottoman Turkish Language. The practise of reading the examples of inscriptions on architectural buildings.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Description, comprehension and uses of Epigraphy and Paleography words/ Presentation and reading of Ottoman letters.
2.Arabic and Persian words in Ottoman Turkish/ Orthographical characteristics of Arabic and Persian words.
3.Numbers, months of the Hegira and symbols in Ottoman Turkish.
4.Ottoman diplomatic knowledge and its origin/ Basic rules of Ottoman diplomatic knowledge/ Classes of papers and uses of them.
5.General classification and qualifications of Ottoman certificates/ Firmans/ Signitures of Sultans/ Charters/ Hatt al-Humayuns/ Sanad al-Haqani etc.
6.Six Pens (Aqlam al-Sitta)/ Concept of Epigraph/ Qualifications of epigraphs in terms of language and writing classes/ Qualifications of epigraphs in terms of content/ Qualifications of epigraphs in terms of materials/ Epigraphs including calligraphic qualifications.
7.Reading Practices (Printed texts)
8.Reading Practices (Sample texts of naskh manuscripts)
9.Reading Practices (Sample texts of riqa manuscripts)
10.Term Examination
11.Reading Practices (Sample texts of ta’liq manuscripts)
12.Reading Practices (Samples of thuluth epigraph)
13.Reading Practices (Samples of ta’liq epigraph)
14.Reading Practices (Tombstone epigraphs)
15.Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination140
Field Work160
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination160
Oral Examination140
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13226
Field Work12626
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020