Murat Cihan Yildiz
M.A. History, UCLA, 2009; B.A. magna cum laude History & Political Science, UCSD, 2005
Modern Middle Eastern History & Early Modern Ottoman History
I am interested in focusing on the development of physical culture in the Ottoman Empire. I want to explore the emergence of physical training and sports in the context of new understandings of the body and a late nineteenth-century Ottoman discourse on cleanliness as a means to understand culture and cultural change.
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