Venetians in the Levant: from Constantinople to Aleppo with Philip Mansel


Venetians in the Levant: from Constantinople to Aleppo with Philip Mansel

Philip Mansel will focus on the peaceful connections between Venetian merchants and travellers and their Ottoman neighbours (Muslim, Christian and Jewish) in Constantinople, Aleppo and other cities, after the Ottoman conquest. When Venetians were not fighting the Ottoman Empire, they were trading with it, writing about it, or in the case of the last court painter of the Ottoman sultans, Fausto Zonaro (who lived in Constantinople in 1891-1910), painting it.

Philip Mansel’s books include Constantinople: City of the World’s Desire (1995); Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean (2010); Aleppo, the Rise and Fall of Syria’s Great Merchant City (2016); and King of the World: the Life of Louis XIV, published by Allen Lane in 2019. He is a co-founder of the Society for Court Studies and the Levantine Heritage Foundation.

This is a joint event with the Levantine Heritage Foundation

Doors open 6.30 for 6.45pm
Venue: Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BE
Tickets: £18 Friends and members of the Levantine Heritage Foundation, £20 Others - to include a glass of wine afterwards

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