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Interpreting Kadizade: A Populist Reformation in the 17th-Century Ottoman Empire

Department of History Colloquium presented by Baki Tezcan, associate professor of history at UC Davis. [RESCHEDULED & MOVED]

Mar 15, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

4217 SS&H

Kadizade Mehmed (1582-1635) was a preacher who retrospectively came to be seen as the founding father of a Muslim revivalist movement that had a major impact in seventeenth-century Ottoman public life -- and, arguably, beyond. This presentation will introduce him as an early modern reformer of Islam and interpret him, as well as several other figures and socio-economic and intellectual developments of the period between 1580 and 1826, as constituents of an Ottoman early modernity that prepared the ground for the nineteenth-century transformation of Islam into the "religion" we came to know.

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