Ottoman Encounters with Global Capital Mon, 2016-08-29 18:03

The period from the 1870s to 1914 was the peak of the nineteenth-century globalisation characterised by increased movement of capital across the world. In this podcast, Coşkun Tuncer discusses his recent book on ‘Sovereign Debt and the International Financial Control: the Middle East and the Balkans, 1870-1914’, the role of banks as intermediaries between the Ottoman government and international financial markets, the Ottoman Public Debt Administration and the cases of sovereign debt in Egypt, Serbia and Greece.

Coşkun Tuncer is Lecturer in Modern Economic History at University College London, Department of History. Previously he taught and worked as a researcher at the London School of Economics and the European University Institute. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 2011 after completing his BA, MSc and MPhil degrees in Turkey and Greece. His research focuses on the economic and financial history of the Middle East and Southeast Europe, and long-term history of international financial markets. His recent book is entitled Sovereign Debt and the International Financial Control: the Middle East and the Balkans, 1870-1914 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Find the podcast on the Ottoman History Website: www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2016/08/debt.html

Hosted, produced and edited by Taylan Güngör.