Between Sultans and Kings

with Claire Gilbert

hosted by Nir Shafir

With increased connections between polities on all sides of the Mediterranean during the early modern period, the importance of translators and translation grew to facilitate diplomatic and economic relations. In this episode, Claire Gilbert explores the world of diplomacy in the Western Mediterranean of the sixteenth century the role of translators in this zone of contact.


Claire Gilbert is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at UCLA.
Nir Shafir is a doctoral candidate at UCLA studying Ottoman intellectual history. (see academia.edu)

Citation: "Between Sultans and Kings: Translation in the Early Modern Mediterranean," Claire Gilbert, Nir Shafir, and Chris Gratien, Ottoman History Podcast, No. 162 (5 July 2014) http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2014/05/translation-mediterranean.html.

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