Spies of the Sultan | Emrah Safa Gürkan

E334 | Along with new maritime networks, information stiched together the empires of the early modern period. One component of the growing networks of information in the increasingly connected space of the Mediterranean world was espionage. As we learn in our latest conversation with Emrah Safa Gürkan about his new book Sultanın Casusları (Spies of the Sultan), the Ottoman Empire was both party and subject to the fascinating exploits of early modern spies. In this episode, we learn about the lives of Ottoman spies profiled in Gürkan's book, and we consider how the transformation of espionage in the Mediterranean relates to the development of early modern empires. More at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2017/09/spies.html Emrah Safa Gürkan is a historian of early modern Mediterranean focusing on themes such as espionage, privateering, religious conversion and slavery. He teaches at Istanbul 29 Mayis University. He is also co-creator of Ottoman History Podcast. Chris Gratien is Assistant Professor of History at University of Virginia, where he teaches classes on global environmental history and the Middle East. He is currently preparing a monograph about the environmental history of the Cilicia region of the former Ottoman Empire from the 1850s until the 1950s. CREDITS Episode No. 334 Release Date: 25 September 2017 Recording Location: Şişhane, Istanbul Audio editing by Chris Gratien Music: Harmandali - Recep Efendi, Cemal Efendi Special thanks to Kara Günes for permission to use the composition "Istanbul" and Muhtelif for "Bint El Shalabiya" Images and bibliography courtesy of Emrah Safa Gürkan available at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2017/09/spies.html


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