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Sanjay Subrahmanyam Will Give a Virtual Talk at the Courtauld Institute
October 23, 2020

Sanjay Subrahmanyam will be giving a virtual talk, “After Vienna, 1683: A Portuguese Prophet of Ottoman Doom” at the Courtauld Institute on November 4: https://courtauld.ac.uk/event/online-after-vienna-1683-a-portuguese-prophet-of-ottoman-doom

The failed Ottoman siege of Vienna between July and September 1683 was an important military and cultural event, that left a mark on many contemporaries. This lecture focuses on a little-known aspect of the matter, namely its reception in Portugal, especially in the milieu of the so-called “Sebastianists“. But it also poses the problem as a far larger one of the use of “connected histories” as a method of analysis.