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COURTS AND MONARCHS: DYNASTIC COURTS IN EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST / FRIEND OR FOE? THE OTTOMAN EMPI

COURTS AND MONARCHS:
DYNASTIC COURTS IN EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Courts can be defined as ruling dynasties, their households and palaces. Until 1918 they were keys to creativity, and to the growth of countries, capitals and armies. Dynastic marriages helped create Spain out of Castile and Aragon, Britain out of England and Scotland. In the nineteenth century the Prussian monarchy and army united Germany, as the Piedmontese united Italy. In Courts and Monarchs you will focus on the dynamic role played by courts in Europe and the Middle East, particularly in the 18th and 19th century.


FRIEND OR FOE? THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE & EUROPE, FROM MEHMED THE CONQUEROR TO ATATURK

From Mehmed the Conqueror’s conquest of Constantinople in 1453, the Ottoman Empire was diplomatically and economically part of Europe. The French-Ottoman alliance, lasting from the 1530’s to 1914, was one of the most successful in history. Britain was another ally of the Ottoman Empire, intervening in its defence five times after 1798, most spectacularly during the Crimean war. Pictures commissioned by European Ambassadors in Constantinople form an incomparable record of the city and of the Empire’s diplomatic links with Europe.


Speaker(s):

Dr Philip Mansel | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

4 October 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£42

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