Polonia Ottomanica | Michael Polczynski & Paulina Dominik

146.     Ottoman Poland

Poland is not always remembered among the great imperial rivals of the Ottoman Empire such as Safavid Iran, the Habsburgs, and Muscovy within discussions of early modern European history. Yet, the longstanding and continuous interactions between the Polish and Ottoman worlds comprise an important component of the story of the European state system and its transformation. In this podcast, Michael Polczynski and Paulina Dominik offer an introduction to Ottoman-Polish relations and tell the stories of the first and last Polish embassies to the Ottoman Empire.


Michael Polczynski is a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University researching the history of the Ottoman Empire and Eastern Europe. (see academia.edu)
Paulina Dominik is a graduate of Oxford University's Department of Oriental Studies. (see academia.edu)
Chris Gratien is a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University researching the social and environmental history of the Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East. (see academia.edu)

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Polonia Ottomanica, a blog about historical interactions between the Ottoman and Polish worlds

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