Meltem Toksöz

Boğaziçi University

Meltem Toksöz is an associate professor of history and the director of the Center for Asian Studies at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. Her research interests include Ottoman social, economic, and legal history, modern South Asian history, and Middle Eastern history. She received her PhD in Ottoman history from State University of New York, Binghamton in 2001. Her publications include Nomads, Migrants and Cotton in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Making of the Adana-Mersin Region in the Ottoman Empire, 1850-1908 (E.J. Brill Publications, 2010). She is the co-editor of Cities of the Mediterranean: From the Ottoman Times to the Present (I.B.Tauris, 2010).

Who are you and what do you do?
Why should high school students learn about the Ottoman Empire and Turkey?
What are the most common misunderstandings about Turkey?
What legacies of the Ottoman Empire continue to influence Turkey today?
What was the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and Europe?
What was the Young Turk Revolution?
Who were the Young Turks?
Who were the Young Ottomans?
Why was the Tanzimat an important period in Ottoman history?
How did nationalist movements challenge the Ottoman Empire?
How was the Ottoman Empire connected to the world?
Empire, Republic, Democracy: Turkey’s Past and Future
How did the Ottomans manage diverse groups within the empire?
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