Podcast by Ottoman History Podcast. Ottoman History Podcast began in March of 2011 as an experiment aimed at finding an alternative form of academic production that explores new and more accessible media and allows for a collaborative approach. Our recorded interviews and lectures, while still largely academic in tone, provide serious and constructive academic discussion in an accessible and almost human format that is easy on the brain and eyes.
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E446 | Piracy is often depicted as a facet of the wild, lawless expanses of the high seas. But in this episode, we explore the order that governed piracy, captivity, and ransom in the early modern Mediterranean and in turn, how these practices shaped early modern politics, Mediterranean connections, and the emergent notions of international law. Emrah Safa Gürkan talks about Ottoman corsairs and the practicalities of piracy in the early modern Mediterranean. Joshua White discusses facets of Islamic law and gender in the realm of piracy. And Daniel Hershenzon explores the paradoxical connections forged by slavery, captivity, and ransom on both sides of the Mediterranean. More at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2020/01/pirates.html Emrah Safa Gürkan is currently a faculty member in the Political Science and International Relations Department at 29 Mayıs University in Istanbul. His published books include Sultanın Casusları: 16. Yüzyılda İstihbarat, Sabotaj Ve Rüşvet Ağları, Sultanın Korsanları: Osmanlı Akdenizi'nde Gaza, Yağma ve Esaret, 1500-1700, and Bunu Herkes Bilir: Tarihteki Yanlış Sorulara Doğru Cevaplar. He is co-creator and emeritus host of Ottoman History Podcast. Joshua M. White is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean (Stanford University Press, 2017). Daniel Hershenzon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut. His book, The Captive Sea: Slavery, Communication, and Commerce in Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), has been awarded the ASPHS 2019 Best First Book in Iberian History Prize, and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Sharon Harris prize. Hershenzon is currently the Sir John Elliott Fellow at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies, where he is working on his new book project, Captive Objects: Religious Artifacts, Piracy, and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean. CREDITS Episode No. 446
Release Date: 28 January 2019
Recording Locations: Cihangir, Istanbul; Burgazada, Istanbul; Chicago
Music: Chad Crouch - Pilgrims Progress, Skatepark, Lilac; Soft and Furious - So What; Pictures of the Floating World - Waves; Kai Engel - Illumination; TRG Banks - Across the Mountainous Region
Audio production by Chris Gratien. . .
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