Gabor Agoston: Wars and the Fate of Empires
February 20, 2014, Noon, Lane History Corner, Room 307 (450 Serra Mall)
Eurasian Empires Lecture
Gabor Agoston (Georgetown University), “Wars and the Fate of Empires: The Ottomans in Comparative Perspective, 1500-1800″
Gábor Ágoston is Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University. He received his M.A. from the University of Budapest and his Ph.D. from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on Ottoman military, economic and social history from the fifteenth through the late eighteenth centuries, early modern Hungarian history, and the comparative study of the Ottoman and Habsburg empires. His latest book, Guns of the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2005) challenges the sweeping generalizations of Eurocentric and Orientalist scholarship regarding Ottoman and Islamic societies.
[Co-sponsored by SHC Workshop on Eurasian Empires, Department of History, Mediterranean Studies Forum]