Sunday, March 2, 2014

OHP Reblog: The Crimean Khanate and the Ottoman World

This podcast is reblogged from our friends at Ottoman History Podcast, (Ep. #111, 28 June 2013)

Although it was not an Ottoman province, Crimea was politically, militarily, and economically critical to Ottoman power in Eastern Europe, and the suzerainty of the Giray dynasty that governed Crimea for over three centuries was ultimately what held off Russian expansion and made the Black Sea truly an "Ottoman lake." In this episode, Denise Klein discusses the role of the Crimean Khanate in the Ottoman world and gives us an overview of the history, society, and culture of this political space. Drawing on her own research, she also uses a comparison of Ottoman and Crimean historiography to examine how these vassals understood their place in the Ottoman equation and how writers on opposing sides of the Black Sea interpreted and represented events in different ways. 

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Denise Klein is a doctoral candidate at the University of Konstanz, Germany focusing the history and historiography of Ottoman Crimea (see academia.edu)
Chris Gratien is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Georgetown University (see academia.edu)
Nir Shafir is a PhD candidate at UCLA studying Ottoman intellectual history (see academia.edu)


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