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Useful Enemies: Islam and the Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750
Thursday 16 Nov 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sir Noel Malcolm is a senior research fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His main fields of interest include Early Modern intellectual history, with a special focus on the philosopher Thomas Hobbes and relations between Western Europe and the Ottoman/Islamic world in the period 1450-1750.
His latest book, Useful Enemies: Islam and the Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, discusses the interactions between the West and the East during the period 1450-1750, from Venice to Moldavia and from France to Istanbul, encompassing such topics as diplomacy, espionage and galley warfare.
Amongst other positions at the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature, Sir Noel has served as the chairman of the Bosnian Institute London and as president of the Anglo-Albanian Association.
He is a regular commentator on political and foreign affairs in The Spectator and the Daily Telegraph and has also written widely on topics such as Kosovo, Bosnia, Albania and the Mediterranean world.
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16 Nov 2023
Winchester College Society Donovan's 73 Kingsgate Street Winchester SO23 9PE