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Dr Kate Fleet

Director of the Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies

Fellow of Newnham College

Newnham College

Cambridge CB3 9DF
Office Phone: 01223 335804

Subject groups/Research projects

World History:

Research Interests

Ottoman and early Turkish Republican social and economic history

Research Supervision

Ottoman and early Turkish Republican history

Other Professional Activities

Editor of Turkish Historical Review (2009-2018)

Executive Editor, Encyclopaedia of Islam Three

Key Publications

Entertainment Among the Ottomans, ed. with Ebru Boyar (Brill: Leiden, 2019).

“Chapter 1: Ottoman society through the lens of entertainment” (with Ebru Boyar), in Entertainment Among the Ottomans (Brill: Leiden, 2019), pp. 1-21.

Middle Eastern and North African Societies in the Interwar Period, ed. with Ebru Boyar (Brill: Leiden, 2018).

“Chapter 9: the provision of water to Istanbul from Terkos: continuities and change from empire to republic”, in Middle Eastern and North African Societies in the Interwar Period (Brill: Leiden, 2018), pp. 212-38.

Ottoman Women in Public Space, ed. with Ebru Boyar (Brill: Leiden, 2016).

“Chapter 4: the powerful public presence of the Ottoman female consumer”, in Ottoman Women in Public Space (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 91-127.

“Chapter 5: the extremes of visibility: slave women in Ottoman public space”, in Ottoman Women in Public Space (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 128-49.

Geç Osmanlı-Erken Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Döneminde Yabancılara Verilen Ekonomik İmtiyazlar” [Foreign economic concessions in the late Ottoman Empire - early Turkish Republic], in Uygur Kocabaşoğlu’na Armağan [Festschrift for Uygur Koçabaşoğlu], special issue of Kebikeç, 39 (spring 2015), 343-62.

Ottoman Economic Practices in Periods of Transformation: The Cases of Crete and Bulgaria, with Svetla Ianeva (Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi, 2014).

The Cambridge History of Turkey vol. II The Ottoman Empire as a World Power, 1453-1603 (ed.), with Suraiya Faroqhi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012). Translated into Turkish: Türkiye Tarihi 1453-1603, Bülent Üçpunar (trans.) (İstanbul: Kitap Yayınevi, 2016).

A Social History of Ottoman Istanbul, with Ebru Boyar (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Translated into Turkish: Osmanlı İstanbul’unun Toplumsal Tarihi, Serpil Çağlayan (trans.) (İstanbul: İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, 2014).

“The Ottoman economy, c.1300-c.1585”, History Compass, 12/5 (2014), 455–64.

The Cambridge History of Turkey vol. I Byzantium to Turkey 1071-1453 (ed.) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009). Translated into Turkish: Türkiye Tarihi 1071-1453 : Bizans’tan Türkiye’ye, Ali Özdamar (trans.) (İstanbul: Kitap Yayınevi, 2012).

“Money and politics: the fate of British business in the new Turkish Republic”, Turkish Historical Review, 2/1 (2011), 18-38.

“A dangerous axis: the “Bulgarian Müftü”, the Turkish opposition and the Ankara government, 1928-1936”, in Middle Eastern Studies, 44/5 (2008), 775-89, with Ebru Boyar.

The Ottomans and Trade (ed.) with Ebru Boyar (Oriente Moderno XXV/1 2006) (Rome, 2006).

“Mak[ing] Turkey and the Turkish Revolution known to the Foreign Nations without any expenses”: propaganda films in the early Turkish Republic” in Oriente Moderno, 24/1 (2005) 117-132, with Ebru Boyar.

“Fickle deceivers: Iranians viewed from the Porte at the end of the 19th century”, in Michele Bernardini and Natalia L. Tornesello (eds.), Scritti in onore di Giovanni M. D'Erme, 2 vols. (Series Minor 68) (Naples, 2005), vol. I, pp. 327-40.

The Ottoman Capitulations: Text and Context (ed.) with Maurits H. van den Boogert (Oriente Moderno XXII/3 2003) (Rome, 2003).

The Ottomans and the Sea (ed.) (Oriente Moderno XX/1 2001) (Rome, 2001).

The Ottoman Empire in the Eighteenth Century (ed.) (Oriente Moderno XVIII/1 1999) (Rome, 1999).

European and Islamic Trade in the Early Ottoman State (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999). Translated into Arabic: al-tajira baina Urubba wa al-buldan al-Islamiya fi zill al-dawlah al-Uthmaniya (Riyadh: al-‘Ubikan, 2004); translated into Turkish: Erken Osmanlı Döneminde Türk Ceneviz Ticareti, Özkan Akpınar (trans.) (İstanbul: İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, 2009).