Tag: Ottoman Empire

Books
Talk and book-signing: 100 years after their empire ended, author Diane Darke delves into the cultural legacy of the Ottomans

The 1st of November 2022 marked exactly one hundred years since the Ottoman Empire officially ended. In existence for over 600 years, and widely regarded as one of the greatest ever empires, the Ottomans left an indelible mark on our lives. Now a new book by Diane Darke, The Ottomans: A Cultural Legacy, re-examines the impact […]

HP Wellbeing
Talk: ‘Prisoner of the Infidels: The Life and Adventures of Osman Ağa in 17th Century Europe’

Historian and author Giancarlo Casale will be an online talk about Osman Agha of Timişoara, or Osman Ağa of Temeşvar as Turks would say. Hosted by the Anglo-Turkish Society (ATS), Professor Casale puts the spotlight on this fascinating Ottoman military officer from the seventeenth century. In 1688, in the tumultuous aftermath of the failed Ottoman […]

Mind
If you love new Turkish TV drama Barbaros, check out this talk on ‘Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean’

Turkish broadcaster TRT’s new epic period drama Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean (Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kılıcı), about a sixteenth century corsair who went on to become admiral of the Ottoman fleet, has piqued major interest in corsairs of that era. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Anglo-Turkish Society’s next talk will be on ‘Piracy and law in […]

HP News
Kuruluş: Osman, the follow-up series to Diriliş: Ertuğrul, starts on Wednesday

Kuruluş: Osman, the eagerly awaited follow-up to blockbuster period drama Diriliş: Ertuğrul [‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’] is set to hit Turkish TV screens on Wednesday evening, 20 November. Starring Burak Özçivit (pictured top), the new  series about the life of Osman I, the founder of Ottoman Empire, will be broadcast weekly on ATV. The makers of Diriliş: […]

Books
A talk on ‘Martial Law in the Late Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey’

Turkey is no stranger to martial law. Its roots are steeped in the late Ottoman Empire, when İdare-i örfiyye first appeared as a neologism in the 1876 Ottoman constitution. While the term referred to the sultan’s authority in the Ottoman-Islamic legal tradition, its definition was inspired from the French “état de siège” in the 19th century. […]

Features
Turkish TV series Diriliş Ertuğrul takes Britain by storm

Turkish soap operas have been appealing to global audiences for some time, but seldom have any generated the levels of fandom that Diriliş Ertuğrul (Resurrection Ertuğrul) has. Even more significantly, it is the first to have seriously penetrated the UK. From talks up and down the country, to arranged travel tours to the set, there […]

HP News
Ottoman-era photos go online
 

Thousands of photos documenting the final decades of the Ottoman Empire have been made available online. The photographs, spanning the 19th and early 20th centuries, can now be studied and downloaded for free following a painstaking digitisation process by the US-based Getty Research Institute. The originals are held at the institute’s Pierre de Gigord Collection, […]