Mittwoch, 15. Mrz 2023, 18:30 - 20:00 iCal

Ringvorlesung Turkologie 2023SS

Canon, heritage and the nation: Narratives of modernity between past and future in Republican Turkey (1923-2023)

Institut für Orientalistik
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 4.1 (Campus), 1090 Wien


The Demise of the Ottoman Empire in Comparative Perspective

Maurus Reinkowski (University of Basel)


There is no singular and specific date at which the Ottoman Empire came to an end. As a truly multi-national empire it ceased to exist within World War One, as a legal entity it lingered on until 1923. As convoluted as the demise of the Ottoman Empire was, as complicated were the causes for its fall. The lecture deals with the late Ottoman period and puts it into a comparative drawing on the similar and the same time distinct cases of the Habsburg and Russian empires' break-down caused by World War One.


Maurus Reinkowski is Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland. He has been also teaching at LMU Munich, University of Freiburg and Sabanci University, Istanbul. His field of specialization is the history of the late Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East. Last major publication: A History of the Turkish Republic. From Atatürk to the Present [in German] with C.H. Beck (Munich), 2021.

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