Günhan Börekçi

Visiting Professor

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Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

After completing his B.A. and M.A. studies at Boğaziçi University (1991-1999), Günhan Börekçi received his Ph.D. degree in history from the Ohio State University in 2010. His main areas of research and teaching include early modern Ottoman political, dynastic and social history, 17th-century global crisis, military history, and historical network research. In addition to his numerous articles and encyclopedia entries on Ottoman history, he has published with Ahmet Arslantürk a facsimile edition of Feridun Ahmed Bey’s illustrated chronicle, Nüzhet-i Esrârü’l-Ahyâr der Ahbâr-ı Sefer-i Sigetvar [Topkapı Palace Museum Library, MS Hazine 1339], on Süleyman the Magnificent’s last Hungarian campaign in 1566 (Istanbul, 2012). His study on the Ottoman imperial campaign against the Habsburgs in 1596 came out under the title, Macaristan’da Bir Osmanlı Padişahı: Sultan III. Mehmed’in Eğri Seferi Rûznâmesi (1596) [The Dairy of Sultan Mehmed III's Imperial Campaign of 1596] (Istanbul, 2016). Currently, Dr. Börekçi is finishing his new book about the factions and favorites at the Ottoman imperial court (1580-1650), as well as continuing to work on his long-term project on the networks of power and patronage among the Ottoman ruling elite in the 16th and 17th centuries.


Ph.D. program in History (2002-2010), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA Dissertation: “Factions and Favorites at the Courts of Sultan Ahmed I (r. 1603-17) and his Immediate Predecessors” (Advisor: Prof. Jane Hathaway)
M.A. program in History (1996-1999), Institute of Social Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul Thesis: “The French Revolution and the Ottomans: Popular Images of ‘Liberty-Equality-Fraternity’ in Late Ottoman Iconography, 1908-1912” (Advisor: Prof. Zafer Toprak)
B.A. (1991-1996), Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul