This book studies the impact of mobility on the lives of people who moved between the Ottoman Empire, Eastern Europe, and Iran from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century, through the lens of their biographies. Depending on who moved where and their circumstances, mobility could mean brutal uprooting or homecoming; a loss of freedom or the opening of new opportunities; marginalization or a path to wealth and power. Beyond the individual level, Transottoman biographies inform us about the local societies that both shaped and were shaped by mobile people. Mobile biographies show the entanglements between different regions and empires and make comprehensible what this specifically meant for the people on the ground.
- Denise Klein (Hg.)
- Dr Denise Klein is a historian of the Ottoman Empire and a Researcher at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz.
- Veruschka Wagner (Hg.)
- Dr Veruschka Wagner is a historian of the Ottoman Empire and a Researcher at Bonn University.
- Anna Vlachopoulou (Hg.)
- Dr Anna Vlachopoulou is a historian of Ottoman Southeastern Europe and a Researcher at Munich University.
- Gerhard Fouquet (Hg.),
- Matthias Müller (Hg.),
- Sven Rabeler (Hg.),
- Sascha Winter (Hg.)