Cultivating Osmanalgia: Intersections of History and Fiction in Thessaloniki

  • Trine Stauning Willert
Part of the Modernity, Memory and Identity in South-East Europe book series (MOMEIDSEE)


Chapter  4 refers to alternative representations of the emerging Ottoman historiography, namely biographies of Ottoman officials using fictional narrative devices. The chapter also examines the role of historical fiction in appropriating and interpreting the new awareness of Thessaloniki as (also) an Ottoman city.


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  • Trine Stauning Willert
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  1. 1.Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek StudiesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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