Cornell Fleischer

Kanuni Suleyman Professor, Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Pick Hall 216

Ph.D. Princeton University, 1982.
Teaching at Chicago 1993.

Special Interests

Ottoman History, Islamic History, Early Modern Intellectual and Cultural History.

Professor Fleischer focuses primarily on Ottoman history, specializing in the Age of Suleyman. Currently he is working on a major work on Suleyman the Lawgiver as well as a number of papers dealing with the time period. In addition, he has begun work on Apocalypticism and its relationship to his field of study. Professor Fleischer also sits on the editorial board of a number of publications, including the Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History and the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.



Selected Publications

  • "A Different Sort of Scholar: 'Abd al-Rahman al-Bistami (d. 1454) and the Science of Letters," Festschrift Hans Georg Majer (Munich, forthcoming, 2000).
  • "Seer and Sultan: Remmal Hadar and Suleyman the Lawgiver," Festschrift Halil Inalcik (Istambul, forthcoming, 2000).
  • "Imperialism and the Apocalypse, 1450-1550," (Annales, forthcoming). Bureaucrat and Intellectual in the Ottoman Empire: The Historian Mustafa Ali (1541-1600). New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1986; Revised edition, University of California Press, 2000.
  • "Between the Lines: Realities of Scribal Life in the Sixteenth Century," Studies in Ottoman History in Honour of Victor Menage. Istambul, 1994.
  • "Secretaries Dreams: Augury and Angst in the Ottoman Scribal Service," Armagan: Festschrift fur Andreas Tietze. Prague, 1994.

    Ottoman and Turkish Studies