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Is there life outside earth?: Negotiating religious and scientific authority in late Ottoman periodicals
(, MESA, 2020)
This paper rethinks the inflow of Western ideas into the Ottoman Empire through the metaphor of ‘cultural translation,’ which conceives of ‘translators’ as active ‘negotiators’ rather than simple transmitters. These ...
Judiciary and political positions of non-sunni muslims in the Ottoman Empire
(, Civilizations Forum - Religion and Civilization: Protection of Civilization as a Purpose of Religion, 2017)
What was the significance of being Shiite in the Ottoman Empire? There is no single answer to this question. Socio-political meanings of being Shiite, or in a broader framework, being a non-Sunni Muslim in the Ottoman ...
Living the good life: Consumption in the Qing and Ottoman empires of the eighteenth century
(, Brill, 2018)
An exploration how consumer goods in eighteenth-century Qing and Ottoman empires furthered the expansion of social networks, the creation of alliances between rulers and regional elites, and particularly, the expression ...
Rational theology in speculative science: Extraterrestrial life debates in the late Ottoman Empire
(, Gesellschaft für Turkologie, Osmanistik und Türkeiforschung (GTOT), 2018)
By setting the earth into motion the Copernican revolution had opened a venue for the possibility of extraterrestrial life in other planets inasmuch as they were now “similar” to earth (principle of similarity). By the end ...