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“The Dragoman Renaissance: Diplomatic Interpreters in Early Modern Istanbul ” by E. Natalie Rothman

September 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Illustrated talk by Professor E. Natalie Rothman, Department of History, University of Toronto at Scarborough. Dragomans were principal actors in the making and circulation of news in the Ottoman capital, itself one of the main hubs of early modern diplomatic knowledge-production. This lecture explores the formation and transformation of dragoman dynasties in the service of the Venetian embassy in Istanbul, and the ways in which these dynasties helped to shape political, religious, and linguistic boundaries in the early modern Mediterranean.

$14 per person. Free for Bata Shoe Museum members and faculty/students at the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, U of T.

Pre-registration recommended: call 416.979.7799 x242


September 19, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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