Prof. Kafadar is interested in social and cultural history of the Middle East and Southeastern Europe in the early modern era. He teaches seminars on archival research and on popular culture. His latest publications include 'The Ottomans and Europe, 1400-1600' and a book on the rise of the Ottoman state.
- "The Question of Ottoman Decline"
in Harvard Middle East and Islamic Review
- Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State (1995)
- Suleiman the Second and His Time edited with Halil Inalcik (1993)
Position: Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies
Field: Middle East
Specialty: Ottoman History; Turkish Studies; Modern and Modern History of the Middle East and the Balkans
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138