Turkey Book Talk

Natalie Rothman on dragomans of the Ottoman Empire, between East and West

August 31, 2021

Natalie Rothman on “The Dragoman Renaissance: Diplomatic Interpreters and the Routes of Orientalism” (Cornell University Press). The book shows how Istanbul-based translator-interpreters were key in shaping outside understanding of the Ottoman Empire, as well as in the Ottoman elites' diplomatic moves.

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