Tijana Krstic

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Historienne de l’empire Ottoman à l’époque moderne et de ses connexions avec le reste du monde, Tijana Krstic, Associate Professor du central European University de Budapest, invitée à l'EHESS, par Natalia Muchnik (CRH-GEI), s’intéresse à la circulation des textes, des objets, des hommes et des concepts politico-religieux à travers les frontières impériales, culturelles et confessionnelles. Son premier livre, Conversions to Islam: Narratives of Religious Change and Communal Politics in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (2011), explorait la manière dont les musulmans ottomans et les auteurs chrétiens concevaient la conversion à l’Islam entre le XVe et le XVIIe siècles. Elle s’est ensuite tournée vers le monde méditerranéen, à travers l’expérience des morisques réfugiés dans l’empire Ottoman, et leur place dans les relations avec les Habsbourg. Elle porte actuellement un projet intitulé “The Fashioning of a Sunni Orthodoxy and the Entangled Histories of Confession Building in the Ottoman Empire, 15th-17th Centuries” financé par l’ERC.

 

Conférences

Moriscos in Ottoman Istanbul, 1560s-1640s

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Natalia Muchnik (CRH), Mathilde Monge (Université Toulouse 2-Jean Jaurès) et Marie-Carmen Smyrnelis (Institut Catholique de Paris). Les diasporas : espaces urbains et trajectoires identitaires (XVIe-XIXe siècle)

  • Jeudi 4 mai de 17h à 19h - EHESS (Salle 5) – 105, boulevard Raspail  75006 Paris

This lecture surveys the origins of the Morisco diasporic community in Ottoman Istanbul and explores both the methodological challenges of (re)constructing this group through the sources and its experiences of settling in the Ottoman capital. In particular, the lecture will examine the reactions of both Christian and Muslim groups to the refugees from Spain in the period when confessional and imperial rivalry between the Ottoman and Habsburg empires peaked and played out vividly on the diplomatic scene of the Ottoman capital. 

 

Catechetical Dialogues - Religious Instruction and Conversion in the Mediterranean in the Age of Confessional Polarization

Dans le cadre du séminaire collectif Savoirs, institutions, économies. Histoires connectées et dynamiques globales. Knowledge, Institutions, Economies. Connected histories and global dynamics

  • Vendredi 5 mai 2017 de 15h à 19h - EHESS (Salle M. & D. Lombard) – 96, boulevard Raspail  75006 Paris

This lecture will look closely at the evolution of the Ottoman instructional manuals for teaching the basics of Islam in the sixteenth and seventeenth century in dialogue with the boom in the production of the Catholic and Protestant catechetical literature during the same time period. The lecture will focus on the issues of vernacularization, catechetical and conversion strategies, the dichotomy between the print and manuscript cultures, as well as on the seemingly entangled nature of various Christian and Muslim confession-building initiatives in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  

 

An Ottoman Prince Who Wanted to be the Emperor of “Illyria”? Religious and Political Imagination in Slavia Orthodoxa, 16th-17th Centuries
Dans le cadre de l'Atelier Condorcet, Histoire comparée et connectée des christianismes orientaux, conférenceorganisée par Bernard Heyberger (IISMM)

  • Mercredi 17 mai de 9h à 11h - IISMM (Salle de réunion) – 96, boulevard Raspail  75006 Paris

The lecture will focus on the political bid of Yahya Sultan (d. 1649),  a man who claimed to be the second-born son of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed III, but who professed allegiance to the Pope and spearheaded attempts to organize various Slavic and Albanian populations in resistence against the Ottomans. The lecture will explore his relationships with Rome, the Serbian Patriarchs, Albanian tribal leaders, and various other key political and religious players in the Ottoman-Venetian borderlands, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Russia, to shed more light on the political and religious imagination in Slavia Orthodoxa from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century.

 


A Catechising Grand Vizier - Lütfi Pasha (d. 1563) and the Politics of Sunni Confession Building in the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Empire

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Nicolas Vatin (CETOBAC), Études ottomanes (XVe-XVIIIe siècles)

  • Jeudi 18 mai de 10h à 12h -EPHE (Salle H 638, escalier U) – 17, rue de la Sorbonne  75005 Paris

In attempt to broaden the cast of historical characters known to have been actively involved in religious politics--especially of what has been termed "Sunnitization"--in the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire, this lecture will examine the catechetical opus of Lutfi Pasha (Grand Vizier from 1539 to 1541). Lutfi Pasha is known primarily for his chronicle of the Ottoman dynasty and the book of advice for the viziers. However, it is less commonly known that he was also extremely interested in religious sciences (especially fiqh and aqaid) and wrote extensively in this field, including at least four catechetical works. The lecture will contextualize Lutfi Pasha's catechetical opus in the Ottoman and broader sixteenth-century politics of religious orthodoxy, orthopraxy and religious instruction.