Religion Program, Middle Eastern Studies Program, Historical Studies Program, and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program present
Religion Colloquium Series: "Hürrem Sultan: The Slave Who Became Queen of the Ottomans"
Monday, April 7, 2014
Silver Professor of History,
New York University
What is it like to write a biography of someone about whom there is not much concrete evidence but an abundance of innuendo and blame? Known to Europe as Roxelana, “the Russian woman”, she was the slave concubine of Suleyman I (“the Magnificent”), who freed her and made her his wife, breaking multiple precedents to do so. Known as Hurrem among the Ottomans, she was blamed for Suleyman’s most controversial acts, while at the same time she was a great patron of charitable foundations built across the empire. This presentation will discuss some of the challenges and the pleasures of writing for a non-academic audience.
All are welcome!
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Location: Hegeman 204
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