The British in the Levant: Trade and Perceptions of the Ottoman Empire in the Eighteenth Century (Library of Ottoman Studies v. 21)
Christine Laidlaw (Author)
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For more than two centuries following its formation in 1581, the Levant Company enjoyed a monopoly of British trade with the Ottoman Empire and provided Britain's diplomatic representation at the Sultan's court and throughout the Ottoman territories. Rather than focusing on 'the Turkey trade' itself, or on the merchants who engaged in it, Christine Laidlaw examines the supporting cast of Britons - officials, clergymen, physicians and accompanying family members - who lived and worked alongside the merchants at the Company's three principal trading posts at Istanbul, Izmir and Aleppo during the eighteenth century. This unique perspective will be invaluable for historians of the eighteenth century and the Ottoman Empire.
About the Author
Christine Laidlaw holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. She previously worked for the Diplomatic Service.
- Contributor: Christine Laidlaw
- Imprint: I.B. Tauris
- ISBN13: 9781848853355
- Number of Pages: 288
- Packaged Dimensions: 134x216mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Release Date: 2010-07-30
- Series: Library of Ottoman Studies
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Christine Laidlaw holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. She previously worked for the Diplomatic Service.