Dimitris Kastritsis

Visiting Lecturer in History

Dimitris Kastritsis research interests include the political and cultural history of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) with a particular focus on the early and classical periods. The Ottoman Empire in the context of Islamic history, the Middle East and Southeastern Europe. The development of a distinct imperial ideology as the Ottomans came into contact with rival empires (Timurids, Mamluks, Safavids, Habsburgs) and its expression in a variety of media such as literary narratives, architecture, and ceremonial. Other fields of expertise include medieval Islamic history and philology, the Crusades, and Byzantium.