Mulberry Fields Forever
with Zoe Griffith
hosted by Chris Gratien and Kalliopi Amygdalou
Inheritance and the transfer of property across generations connects the history of families to a broader analysis of political economy, particularly in societies where wealth and capital are deeply rooted in the earth. In this episode, Zoe Griffith provides a framework for the study of family history through the lens of the mulberry tree and its produce in a study of Ottoman court records from Tripoli (modern-day Lebanon).
|Zoe Griffith is a doctoral candidate at Brown University studying the early modern Mediterranean (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)|
|Kalliopi Amygdalou is a doctoral candidate in the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College in London working on the relationship between national historiographies and the built environment in Greece and Turkey (see academia.edu)|
Episode No. 130
Release date: 18 November 2013
Location: Kurtuluş, Istanbul
Editing and Production by Chris Gratien
Bibliography courtesy of Zoe Griffith
Citation: "Mulberry Fields Forever: Family, Property, and Inheritance in Ottoman Lebanon," Zoe Griffith, Chris Gratien, and Kalliopi Amygdalou, Ottoman History Podcast, No. 130 (November 18, 2013) http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2011/11/ottoman-lebanon-property.html.
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Music: Wadi al-Safi - Ya al-Tut al-Shami