ANAMED Talks | Suna Çağaptay - Becoming Bursa: The First Ottoman Capital Revisited

Author: ANAMED

Date: 17 June 2021

Time: 18:30 (Turkey local time, GMT+3)

2020-2021 academic year will end with the talk titled “Becoming Bursa: The First Ottoman Capital Revisited” by Suna Çağaptay, 2005-2006 ANAMED Junior Fellow and 2018-2019 ANAMED Senior Fellow.

Conquered in 1326, Bursa, known to the Byzantines as Prousa, served as the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. It retained its spiritual and commercial importance even after Edirne (Adrianople) in Thrace, and later Constantinople (Istanbul), functioned as Ottoman capitals. Yet, to date, no comprehensive study has been published on the city’s role as the inaugural center of a great empire. In works by art and architectural historians, the city has often been portrayed as having a small or insignificant pre-Ottoman past, as if the Ottomans created the city from scratch. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.


Moderated by Oya Pancaroğlu, this online talk will be in English.


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