IHS Workshop: "Empire and Elites in the Ottoman Seventeenth Century: Sources and Methods" by Dr. Linda Darling, University of Arizona
Mon, October 3, 2011 • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM • GAR 4.100
Dr. Linda Darling, Associate Professor at the University of Arizona’s Department of History, received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1990. Her research focus is the fiscal administration of the Ottoman Empire, its context in the early modern period of European history and its impact on provincial politics. Her current project, entitled “Empire and Elites in the Ottoman Seventeenth Century”, delves into the standard narrative of imperial decline as the provincial elite replaced the palace-educated political elite. Her work contextualizes the “advice literature” of imperial elites within the broader fiscal and economic conditions of the Ottoman Empire during the late seventeenth century to understand how the state responded to the rise of the new provincial elites.
Dr. Philippa Levine, Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professorship in the Humanities, and Co-Director of the British Studies Program, UT Austin
Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, Sept 30.