After Vienna, 1683: A Portuguese Prophet of Ottoman Doom

Speaker: Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam (Distinguished Professor of History and Irving & Jean Stone Chair in Social Sciences, UCLA)

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. 

Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam was educated in Delhi and has taught in Delhi, Paris, Oxford and Los Angeles. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is also a laureate of the Dan David Prize (2019). He has authored a large number of books, including Empires between Islam and Christianity (2018).

Organised by Professor Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld) and Dr Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld).