[ONLINE] After Vienna, 1683: A Portuguese Prophet of Ottoman Doom
Wednesday 4 November 2020
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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
- Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam - Distinguished Professor of History and Irving & Jean Stone Chair in Social Sciences, UCLA
- Professor Sussan Babaie - Professor in the Arts of Iran and Islam, The Courtauld
- Dr Scott Nethersole - Senior Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art, 1400-1500, The Courtauld
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The failed Ottoman siege of Vienna between July and September 1683 was an important military and cultural event, that left a mark on many contemporaries. This lecture focuses on a little-known aspect of the matter, namely its reception in Portugal, especially in the milieu of the so-called “Sebastianists“. But it also poses the problem as a far larger one of the use of “connected histories” as a method of analysis.
Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam was educated in Delhi and has taught in Delhi, Paris, Oxford and Los Angeles. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is also a laureate of the Dan David Prize (2019). He has authored a large number of books, including Empires between Islam and Christianity (2018).