Inside Ottoman Prisons
with Kent Schull
hosted by Chris Gratien
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While humans have devised no shortage of ways to punish each other throughout history, the rise of the prison and incarceration as a method for dealing with crime is primarily a nineteenth century phenomenon. In this episode, Kent Schull discusses his recent book about the development of the Ottoman prison system and explores the lives of Ottoman prisoners.
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Kent Schull is Associate Professor of History at State University of New York, Binghamton. (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)
Episode No. 158
Release date: 7 June 2014
Location: German Orient Institut, Istanbul
Editing and production by Chris Gratien
Bibliography courtesy of Kent Schull
|Erzurum: the prison and prisoners |
(Source: Keghuni, No. 1-10, 1903,
2nd year, Venice, St Lazzaro) from
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Maksudyan, Nazan, ‘Orphans, Cities, and the State: Vocational Orphanages (ıslahhanes) and Reform in the Late Ottoman Urban Space’, IJMES 43 (2011), pp. 493-511.
Peters, Rudolph. Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-first Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
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