1 October 2012. The Department of Arab and Islamic Civilization organizes a lecture on Christian, Jewish Artisans in the late 18th Century.
Suraiya Faroqhi, German scholar, Ottoman historian and history professor at the Bilgi University of Istanbul, professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany, distinguished visiting professor at the American University of Cairo as well as author of numerous books, will deliver this lecture.
Faroqhi is regarded as one of the most important economic and social historians of the Ottoman Empire. She has written on Ottoman urban history, arts and crafts, and on the hitherto underrepresented world of the ordinary people in the empire. Her publications include Artisans of Empire: Crafts and Craftspeople Under the Ottomans (2009), The Ottoman Empire (2008), Merchants in the Ottoman Empire (2008), The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It (2006) and Subjects of the Sultan: Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire (2005).
Event lasts from 15.30 to 17.30.
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Lecture on Christian, Jewish Artisans in late 18th century
American University New Cairo. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, AUC Avenue, New Cairo, tel. +2 (0) 226151000.