The course will survey recent developments in “Eastern Christian Studies,” particularly as they pertain to the research on Greek-, Slavic-, Albanian-, Armenian-, Syriac-, Arabic-, and Coptic-speaking Christians in the Ottoman Empire between the 14th and 18th centuries. The course will address the challenge of moving beyond writing history of particular Christian groups (often within national frameworks) to conceiving of a history of an early modern Eastern Christianity reacting to and in dialogue with contemporary trends in Catholic and Protestant Christianity, Judaism, as well as Ottoman Sunni Islam.