A. Üner Turgay

Associate Professor, Retired

Email: uner.turgay [at] mcgill.ca (A. Üner Turgay)


Ph.D. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976 (History)

Teaching and research interests

State and government in Islam; Ottoman/Turkish history; Ottoman/Turkish literature; Economic and social developments in Muslim countries; State and government in Islam; Muslims in Central Asia

Representative publications

Developing a Dialogue with Islamic Communities in South and Southeast Asia. Monograph. Ottawa: DFAIT, 2003.

"Ottoman-Russian Commercial Rivalry," Varia Turcica, Vol. XV Special issue. Istanbul, Washington, Paris: The ISIS Press, 1991, pp. 59-65.

"Circassian Immigration into the Ottoman Empire, 1856-1878," Islamic Studies Presented to Charles J. Adams, ed. by Wael Hallaq and Donald P. Little. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1991, pp. 193-217.

"Iane-i Cihadiyye: A Multi-ethnic, Multi-religious Contribution to Ottoman War Effort," Studia Islamica, Vol LXIV (1987): 115-124.

"The Nineteenth Century Golden Triangle: Chinese Consumption, Ottoman Production, American Connection." Part I: " Opium Trade in International Perspective and Early American Opium Trade;" Part II: "Ottoman Opium Production and Government Policies--Changing Trade Patterns." International Journal of Turkish Studies, Vol. II (1983): 105-125 and Vol. III (1984-85): 65-91.

Current projects

Mehmet Akif (1873-1936): Visions of an Ottoman Pan-Islamist Poet.

International Trade and Socio-economic Change in Eastern Black Sea Coast, 1829-1900.

Ottoman Opium Trade and Agricultural Changes in the Aegean Region.

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