Ottoman History Podcast

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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  Direct Link   Download 59 Minutes 19 Mar 2020

E455 | The plague is caused by a bacteria called Yersinia pestis, which lives in fleas that in turn live on rodents. Coronavirus is not the plague. Nonetheless, we can find many parallels between the current pandemic and the experience of plague for people who lived centuries ago. This special episode of Ottoman History Podcast brings together lessons from our past episodes on plague and disease in the early modern Mediterranean. Our guests offer state of the art perspectives on the history of plague in the Ottoman Empire, and many of their observations may also be useful for thinking about epidemics in the present day. More at CREDITS Episode No. 455 Release Date: 19 March 2020 Recording Locations: Cambridge, MA; Florence, Italy Music: A.A. Aalto - Entonces; Canyon; Rack Focus, Chad Crouch - Lollygag, Podington Bear - So It Goes Street sounds of Florence under coronavirus recorded by Maryam Patton Audio production by Chris Gratien. . .