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Choon Hwee Koh
The  Middle East Studies Association has chosen Choon Hwee Koh’s “The Sublime Post: A History of Empire and Power through the Ottoman Post Station System, 1600-1839” for its...
Popular views of the explorer see him as intrepid adventurer or bungling murderer. But he was also a religious crusader. The following interview with Alan Mikhail, Professor...
Camille Cole
The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) has selected Camille Cole’s  “Empire on Edge: Land, Law, and Capital in Gilded Age Basra” for its Dissertation...
From left: Elizabeth Nugent, Nick Wade ’21, Sarah Kammourh ’22, and Marwan Safar Jalani ’20
In March, Yale political scientist Elizabeth Nugent was about to start a post-election survey in Tunisia to better understand the effects of repression on political...
Alan Mikhail, professor of history and chair of the department of history, has expanded our understandings of the past through his previous three prize-winning books...
Map of the Ottoman Empire, 1570Credit...Everett Collection Historical, via Alamy
GOD’S SHADOW Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World By Alan Mikhail Coming down to Mexico’s Pacific shore one summer day in 1573, a merchant...

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Abbas Amanat
Abbas Amanat, the William Graham Sumner Professor of History at Yale, poured decades of research into “Iran: A Modern History,” his new book charting five centuries of...