Cross-Confessional Diplomacy and Diplomatic Mediators in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: Papers

May 24-27, 2012 at Central European University in Budapest


Günhan Börekçi (İstanbul Şehir University) On the Agents and Information Networks of Diplomacy in Istanbul in the Early Seventeenth Century

Guillaume Calafat (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) A “Nest of Pirates”? Diplomatic Mediators in 1670s Algiers

Maartje van Gelder (University of Amsterdam) Switching Sides? Renegades as Mediators in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Diplomacy with North Africa

John-Paul Ghobrial (University of Cambridge) Men Made of Paper: Eastern Christians in the Early Modern Mediterranean World

Tobias Graf (Heidelberg University) Renegades and the ‘Secret World’, c.1580-1610

Mathieu Grenet (Washington University in St. Louis) Their Masters' Voices? Muslim Envoys and Interpreters of "Oriental Languages" in France and Italy, c. 1610-c.1780

Tijana Krstic (Central European University) Mediating the Mediators: Moriscos in Ottoman and Western Diplomatic Sources from Istanbul, 1570s-1620s

Natividad Planas (Université Blaise-Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand) A World Upside Down? The Christian Slaves of Algier between the Lord of Koukou and the King of Spain, early 1600s

Mía J. Rodríguez-Salgado (London School of Economics and Political Sciences) From the Ridiculous to the Sublime: Contacts and Diplomacy between the Spanish Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire in the 1570s and 1580s

E. Natalie Rothman (University of Toronto
) Trans-Imperial Subjects and the Mediation of Sovereignty in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Baki Tezcan (University of California, Davis) Ibrahim Müteferrika’s Apology for Islam

Joshua Michael White (University of Michigan) Fatwa Diplomacy: The Ottoman Şeyhülislam as Trans-imperial Intermediary