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Ottoman İstanbul in Flames: City Conflagratıons, Governance and Society in the Early Modern Period

Ahmet Tekin

Monday, April 24, 2017 5:00 PM Saloon: ŞAKİR KOCABAŞ SALONU

On Nisan 24th 2017, Center for Turkish Studies will host Ahmet Tekin* under the diskussions theses-articles. Tekin will deliver a speech about “Ottoman İstanbul in Flames: City Conflagratıons, Governance and Society in the Early Modern Period”** based on his thesis.*** This Master’s thesis is an inquiry into the Ottomans’ perception of fires and urban regulations. Analyzing official sources, such as court records and archival sources, this thesis aims to understand the Ottomans’ role and mindset toward the city reconstruction after fires. Also, by cross-checking official with non-official sources, i.e. traveler accounts, the reports of diplomats (official, non-Ottoman records), drawings and secondary sources, this thesis provides a broader picture on the manner in which the Ottomans dealt with the outcome of fires in the capital.

 

*Istanbul University.

** Master Thesis, " Ottoman İstanbul in Flames: City Conflagratıons, Governance and Society in the Early Modern Period ", Istanbul Sehir University, 2016.

*** The speech will be conducted in Turkish.

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