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Europe in the World Research Seminar: Diplomacy for a Day, Diplomacy for the Ages - Travel Papers and Treaty Law in the Sixteenth Century Mediterranean

Dates:
  • Thu 28 May 2020 17.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-05-28 17:00 2020-05-28 18:00 Europe/Paris Europe in the World Research Seminar: Diplomacy for a Day, Diplomacy for the Ages - Travel Papers and Treaty Law in the Sixteenth Century Mediterranean

Throughout the sixteenth century, countless diplomats, traders and couriers travelled the dangerous sea and land routes between Venice and Istanbul. These individuals connected the Venetian and Ottoman empires by allowing for the regular movement of information, food supplies and other assets vital to the prosperity of both polities. They did so under the protection of diplomatic agreements known as the ahdname or capitulations, but also thanks to a plethora of less lofty instruments ranging from export permits (licentiae per estrarre / mühürlü tezkereler) to safe-conducts (salvacondotti / eman kagidi). What relationship existed between the treaty law enshrined by the ahdname and these more humble travel papers? In other words, how did the macro diplomatic level of the capitulations and the micro level of individual travel documents support or replace one another to create a mobility system spanning the Eastern Mediterranean? Ian Hathaway’s presentation will give some answers to these questions by reflecting on the Veneto-Ottoman case and comparing it to other early modern examples.

Deadline for registrations: 27 May at 5pm

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  Online - Zoom

Throughout the sixteenth century, countless diplomats, traders and couriers travelled the dangerous sea and land routes between Venice and Istanbul. These individuals connected the Venetian and Ottoman empires by allowing for the regular movement of information, food supplies and other assets vital to the prosperity of both polities. They did so under the protection of diplomatic agreements known as the ahdname or capitulations, but also thanks to a plethora of less lofty instruments ranging from export permits (licentiae per estrarre / mühürlü tezkereler) to safe-conducts (salvacondotti / eman kagidi). What relationship existed between the treaty law enshrined by the ahdname and these more humble travel papers? In other words, how did the macro diplomatic level of the capitulations and the micro level of individual travel documents support or replace one another to create a mobility system spanning the Eastern Mediterranean? Ian Hathaway’s presentation will give some answers to these questions by reflecting on the Veneto-Ottoman case and comparing it to other early modern examples.

Deadline for registrations: 27 May at 5pm


Location:
Online - Zoom

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Research seminar

Contact:
Mia Saugman - Send a mail

Organiser:
Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)
Corinna Unger (EUI - HEC)
Robin Markwica (EUI)

Speaker:
Ian Hathaway (EUI)

Links:
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