Feb 29, 2016

Ottoman Iceland

with Alan Mikhail

hosted by Chris Gratien

This episode is part of an ongoing series entitled Political Ecologies.
 
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During the late eighteenth century, a series of volcanic eruptions at a site called Laki in Iceland created climatic effects that spanned the entire globe. In this episode, Alan Mikhail shares his research on the impacts of these eruptions on the agrarian economy of Ottoman Egypt through an explanation of the localized climatic and environmental effects of Laki on the Nile River. We discuss how climatic events shape or accelerate historical processes and explore how climate history can serve as a means of thinking about unseen connections between different world regions.

Feb 25, 2016

Natural Disasters and Ottoman Social History

with Yaron Ayalon

hosted by Chris Gratien

This episode is part of an ongoing series entitled Political Ecologies.
 
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Events such as earthquakes, floods, and epidemics provide vivid illustrations of the natural world's impact on human society, but the outcomes of natural disasters also offer a window onto aspects of social and political life in past societies. In this episode, Yaron Ayalon discusses his research on natural disasters in the Ottoman Empire and what such events tell us about Ottoman state and society during the early modern period.

Feb 20, 2016

Experimenting with Plague in 18th Century Egypt

with Edna Bonhomme

hosted by Chris Gratien

Edna Bonhomme updates us on the progress of her research concerning the history of plague in North Africa.
This episode is part of an ongoing series entitled History of Science, Ottoman or Otherwise.

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As research on the early modern period increasingly shows, bubonic plague played a formative role in the making of state policies and medical practice, and concern over plague created new connections between different regions of the Mediterranean. In this episode, Edna Bonhomme joins us again to talk about her research on plague in North Africa, its relationship with the issue of the global slave trade, and the ways in which experimenting with plague became a practice among Europeans residing in 18th-century Egypt.

Feb 10, 2016

Osmanlı'da Vergi Siyaseti (1839-1908)

Nadir Özbek

Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek ile son dönem Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nda vergi siyaseti ve toplumsal adaleti konuşuyoruz.
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Ondokuzuncu yüzyılda Osmanlı merkezi yönetimi vergi gelirlerini nasıl ve hangi koşullarda arttırabilmişti? Bu vergi artışının toplumsal ve siyasal bedeli ne olmuştu? Bu podcastimizde, Prof. Dr. Nadir Özbek ile son dönem Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nda vergi siyaseti ve toplumsal adaleti konuşuyoruz.