New publication "Transottoman Biographies, 16th–20th c.""Transottoman Biographies, 16th-20th c." is published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht under the editorship of IEG staff member Denise Klein and Anna Vlachopoulou.
For centuries, people moved between the Ottoman Empire, Eastern Europe, and Iran. This book studies the biographies of individuals and groups as different as rulers and revolutionaries, frontier bandits and merchants, soldiers and slaves from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Following their journeys across borders, the case studies of this volume emphasize the profound effect that mobility had on the lives and thoughtworlds of everyone with a Transottoman trajectory. The chapters reveal breaks, adjustments, and continuities in people’s biographies and the in-betweenness that moving typically created.