Kaya Şahin is Professor of History and the Executive Associate Dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University.
Books by Kaya Şahin
Interviews with Kaya Şahin
Suleymanname: The Illustrated History of Suleyman the Magnificent
by Esin Atil (editor)
The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire
by Gülru Necipoglu
Bureaucrat and Intellectual in the Ottoman Empire: The Historian Mustafa Ali
by Cornell Fleischer
Empress of the East: How a Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire
by Leslie Peirce
Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe
by John Julius Norwich
The Ottoman ruler Süleyman was one of the most powerful men in early modern Europe and highly adept at building his reputation for posterity. In European languages, he is still often graced with the epithet ‘the Magnificent.’ The reality was much more mixed, as a new biography of Süleyman shows. Historian Kaya Şahin talks us through books to better understand Sultan Süleyman and the world he lived in.