Edhem Eldem

Ph.D., 1989, Provence University

(90) (212) 359 6633

TB 445

Research Interests: 

Levant trade, funerary epigraphy, Istanbul, the Ottoman Bank, the history of archaeology and museology in the Ottoman lands, Ottoman first-person narratives, Ottoman photography, Westernization, Orientalism, Osman Hamdi Bey, Prince Selahaddin Efendi


HIST 584: Selected Readings in Modern Ottoman History I

HIST 585: Selected Readings in Modern Ottoman History II

Selected Publications: 

French Trade in Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century (Leiden, 1999)

 A History of the Ottoman Bank (Istanbul, 1999)

 (with Daniel Goffman and Bruce Masters) The Ottoman City between East and West: Aleppo, Izmir and Istanbul (Cambridge, 1999)

Pride and Privilege: A History of Ottoman Orders, Medals and Decorations (Istanbul, 2004)

Death in Istanbul: Death and its Rituals in Ottoman-Islamic Culture (Istanbul, 2005)

Consuming the Orient (Istanbul, 2007)

Un Ottoman en Orient : Osman Hamdi Bey en Irak (1869-1871) (Paris, 2010)

(with Zainab Bahrani and Zeynep Çelik) Scramble for the Past. A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914 (Istanbul, 2011)

(with Zeynep Çelik), Camera Ottomana. Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire, 1870-1914 (Istanbul, 2015)

Osman Hamdi Bey: İzlenimler, 1869-1885 (Istanbul, 2016)

(with Houssine Alloul and Henk de Smaele), To Kill a Sultan. A Transnational History of the Attempt on Abdülhamid II (1905) (London, 2018)

L'Empire ottoman et la Turquie face à l'Occident (Paris, 2018)

Mitler, Gerçekler ve Yöntem. Osmanlı Tarihinde Aklıma Takılanlar (Istanbul, 2018, 2021)

V. Murad'ın Oğlu Selahaddin Efendi'nin Evrak ve Yazıları, I, V. Murad ile Cléanthi Scalieri (Istanbul, 2019)

V. Murad'ın Oğlu Selahaddin Efendi'nin Evrak ve Yazıları, II, Mukayyet (Istanbul, 2021)

L'Alhambra. À la croisée des histoires (Paris, 2021)