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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

Executive Editor, Encyclopaedia of Islam Three

Key Publications

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).