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Dominicans in Anatolia and in the Levant

In the third appointment of the conference series ‘Middle Ages on the Move‘, Aysu Saban and  Ahmet Deniz Altunbaş will tell us the story of the Dominican friars travelling through Anatolia and Mesopotamia. Who where they? Where did they go and why? What did they write in their travelbooks? What were their impressions about the people they met? These questions and many others will be discussed.

This conference is organized together with the IFEA.
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Aysu Saban is a contract doctoral student at the EPHE and is attached to the CETOBaC research laboratory. She studied Byzantine and Ottoman history at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Ottoman palaeography at the École Pratique des Hautes Études. She is currently in charge of the Beldiceanu collection at the Centre d’Études ottomanes of the Collège de France and lectures on the History of the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire (16th-18th centuries) at the Institut National des Civilisations Orientales.

Ahmet Deniz Altunbaş was born in Kahramanmaraş in 1978 and graduated from Marmara University, Department of Public Administration, with a degree in French. A specialist in classical and medieval languages, Altunbaş works on medieval history and the Crusades, in particular on East-West relations, Christian-Muslim relations, pilgrimages and travel, chronicles, treatises and literary works written about the East in the Western world. His translations include works such as Ricoldus de Monte Crucis’ Itinerarium, Ernoul’s Chronicle, Johannes de Sultaniye‘s biography of Tamerlan and Jacques de Vitry’s Historia Orientalis.

Speakers: Aysu Saban, Ahmet Deniz Altunbaş
Language: French and Turkish with live translation
Where: IFEA Nuri Ziya sk 10 Tomtom mah. Beyoğlu/İstanbul
When: 17 January, 7pm

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