2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Social Science

Economic Determinism and the Ottoman Greek Community
Ross A. Rearick
Dr. Cole Woodcox, Faculty Mentor

This paper, through the use of historic and academic sources, attempts to shed light on the phenomenon of religious tolerance within the Ottoman Empire specifically towards the Ottoman Greek community. In addition to the simple informative aspect, the case will be made that the history of the city of Constantinople and, later, Istanbul cannot be examined without including this vital and influential group of entrepreneurs. With these purposes in mind, I take a cultural approach combined a political economy perspective. This will enable me to view both the cultural and religious aspects of the issues as well as the implications of power that travel with the control of wealth.

Keywords: Ottoman Empire, Greek Orthodoxy, political economy, religious tolerance

Topic(s):Interdisciplinary

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 44-4
Location: VH 1408
Time: 3:00

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