Nov 20, 2014

Law and Order in Late Ottoman Egypt

with Khaled Fahmy

hosted by Susanna Ferguson

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How have the immense transformations of the nineteenth century impacted Egyptian state and society? Our guest Dr. Khaled Fahmy has devoted much of his work to the study of that very question in the realms of military, medicine, and in this episode, law, which is the subject of his forthcoming book. In this episode, we explore the emergence to of new legal institutions under Mehmed Ali's government in Egypt and ask Dr. Fahmy what this meant for Egypt and how it fits into the broader changes afoot in the Ottoman world.

Nov 14, 2014

Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nda Gizli Hristiyanlar

Zeynep Türkyılmaz

Hristiyan, Müslüman, Yahudi gibi kesin hatlarla birbirinden ayrılmış kimliklerin hüküm sürdüğü çağımızın aksine Osmanlı toplumunda özellikle devlet gücünün erişmediği yerlerde bu kimlikler arasında geçişkenlik çok fazlaydı. Bu bölümümüzde Dr. Zeynep Türkyılmaz ile Osmanlı toplumunda gizli hırıstiyanlar olarak adlandırabileceğimiz iki din arasında sıkışmış, çift kimlikli cemaatleri mercek altına alacağız. Kökleri 17. yüzyıla dayanan ve Islahat Fermanı'nın verdiği güvencelerle birer birer ortaya çıkan bu cemaatlere merkezi devletin nasıl bir tepki verdiğini tartışacağız.

Nov 6, 2014

Society and Politics in Ottoman Iraq


with Dina Khoury

hosted by Faisal Husain

Iraq was located on the periphery of the Ottoman Empire. Yet, as the main interface between the Ottoman and Safavid realms, it was also a region of tremendous importance for the Ottoman state. In this episode, Dina Khoury discusses her work on Ottoman Iraq, and explores how Ottoman war and politics influenced the socioeconomic life of the provinces of Mosul, Baghdad, and Basra.