Selim III: A Sultan with Two States

A Talk by Prof Hakan Erdem

The Ottoman Empire under the rule of Selim III (1789- 1807) had experienced a number of profound changes. Unable to abolish the old Janissary army, the Sultan established a new one in addition. Likewise, he ordered the founding of a second treasury to finance his new army. This presentation argues that there was a similar bifurcation as far as the Ottoman government itself was concerned. A kitchen cabinet has ruled the empire with fateful consequences for almost two decades at a time of war and revolution in Europe.

Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Time: 7:30 – 9pm

Venue: Yunus Emre Institute in London

10 Maple Street London, W1T 5HA

Admission is free but registration is essential.

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