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dc.contributor.authorMERCAN, Fatma Özden 
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-31T14:12:06Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationFlorence : European University Institute, 2017en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/46625
dc.descriptionDefence date: 30 May 2017en
dc.descriptionExamining Board: Professor Luca Molà, EUI (Supervisor); Professor Jorge Flores, EUI; Professor Maria Pia Pedani, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia; Professor Kate Fleet, University of Cambridgeen
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation focuses on the relations of Genoa and Florence with the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century, with a specific emphasis on key moments in their diplomatic contacts. Triggered by political and economic factors, both states attempted to restore their relations with the Ottoman Empire in the second half of the sixteenth century. Building largely on Italian archival material and complementing it with Ottoman and European sources, this study reconstructs each diplomatic negotiation process that took place and highlights the complex environment in which they occurred. Although the Genoese and the Florentine diplomatic enterprises took place at different times (the Genoese during the late 1550s and the Florentines in the 1570s and 1590s) and under different circumstances, they followed similar patterns, shared common experiences and were confronted with the same obstacles. Thus one of the main contributions of this study is to examine Genoese and Florentine diplomacy with the Ottoman Empire together, and to present a comprehensive picture of the intricacies of cross-cultural diplomacy in the early modern period, placing specific emphasis on actors, stratagems and exchanges. In so doing, it also sheds light on the dynamics of political configurations and alliances as well as inter-state rivalries, which were shaped by commercial and political interests in the early modern Mediterranean.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI PhD thesesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of History and Civilizationen
dc.relation.replaceshttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/46687
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccessen
dc.subject.lcshFlorence (Italy) -- Foreign relations -- Turkey -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 -- 16th Century
dc.subject.lcshTurkey -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 -- Foreign relations -- Florence (Italy) -- 16th Century
dc.subject.lcshGenoa (Italy) -- Foreign relations -- Turkey -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 -- 16th Century
dc.subject.lcshTurkey -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 -- Foreign relations -- Genoa (Italy) -- 16th Century
dc.titleIn the shadow of rivalry and intrigues : diplomatic relations of Genoa and Florence with the Ottoman Empire during the Sixteenth-centuryen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.identifier.doi10.2870/874606
dc.embargo.terms2021-05-30
dc.date.embargo2021-05-30
dc.description.versionChapter 5 ‘Medici-Ottoman Diplomatic Relations (1573-1580) : What Went Wrong' of the PhD thesis draws upon an earlier version published as chapter 'Medici–Ottoman diplomatic relations (1574-78) : what went wrong?' (2016) in the book ‘The Grand Ducal Medici and the Levant’


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