Helen Pfeifer

Helen Pfeifer teaches Ottoman history at Cambridge. Empire of Salons is out next year.

Good to Think With

Helen Pfeifer, 4 June 2020

Injune 1599, with just six months to go until the apocalypse, the Dominican friar Tommaso Campanella and his friends plotted a revolt against Spanish rule in southern Italy. Their plan depended on an agreement with the grand admiral of the Ottoman navy, Ciğalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha, a convert to Islam who was himself of Italian origin (he had last been seen about a year earlier, visiting...

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