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Power, Pleasure and Scholarship

The Grand Tour in the Levant, from Athens, via Constantinople and Aleppo, to Cairo

December 12, 2023
6 pm (UK time)

Anglo-Turkish Society,

In 1663, English ambassador Lord Winchilsea considered Constantinople more worth visiting than all of Italy. European travellers embarked on the Grand Tour to explore the Ottoman Empire’s power, ceremonies, classical antiquities, and exotic experiences, including sexual adventures. During the Napoleonic wars, when Europe was embroiled in conflict, the Ottoman Empire became an attractive destination. Dr. Philip Mansel, known for his books on various historical subjects, will illustrate this talk with over 150 unpublished pictures of Ottoman sites and discuss the Empire’s allure during challenging times.

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