Monthly Digest for September 2023
A discussion of teaching the Ottoman Empire around 1900 using Sirkeci railway station in Istanbul.
Monthly digest for October 2022
A discussion of the challenges of teaching the first century of Ottoman history in world history courses and how to use architectural evidence.
If the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was going through a period of transformation, rather than beginning a 400-year decline, it would seem that the Empire, which collapsed in 1922, had to be declining in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it’s true that the Empire
If the myth of isolation is one of the main consequences of Eurocentrism for how we think about the history of East Asia, Eurocentric approaches to the history of the Ottoman Empire have encouraged us to begin to see its actual end in 1922 long before it occurred. A quick