Corruption, Ottoman Style

Bogac Ergene, Associate Professor of History

Bogac Ergene, Associate Professor of History

We know corruption when we see it.  Or do we?  Professor Ergene will address how the Ottoman state and society defined political and administrative corruption.  The discussion will provide clues about how the Ottomans differentiated legitimate and illegitimate forms of government.  Professor Ergene will also argue that a historical understanding of the topic is crucial to grasp the prevalent attitudes towards corruption in modern Middle East.

Event: The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture
BoğŸaç Ergene, Associate Professor, Department of History
Corruption, Ottoman Style
Date: Tuesday, October 7

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Boğaç Ergene (Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2001) is Associate Professor of History at UVM.  In spring 2014 he was the Aga Khan Distinguished Professor in Islamic Humanities at Brown University.  Professor Ergene is the author of Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire: Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Cankiri and Kastamonu (1652-1744) (2003), and the editor of Judicial Practice: Institutions and Agents in the Islamic World (2009).  He has also published numerous articles in major history, law, and economic history journals.

The Dean’€™s Lecture Series was established in 1991 as a way to recognize and honor colleagues in the College of Arts and Sciences who have consistently demonstrated the ability to translate their professional knowledge and skill into exciting classroom experiences for their students – faculty who meet the challenge of being both excellent teachers and highly respected professionals in their own discipline. The Award is a celebration of the unusually high quality of our faculty and has become an important and treasured event each semester.

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  5. Corruption exist all the time. Ottomans were not first, nor last in this case..very interesting topic.

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