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Riza Yildirim


Sample Publications

• “An Ottoman Prince Wearing Qizilbash Tāj: The Enigmatic Career of Sultan Murad and the Qizilbash Affairs in the Ottoman Domestic Politics, 1510-1513”, Turcica 43 (2011): 91-119. • “‘Heresy’ as a Voice of Tribal Protest against Bureaucratic State: The Bektashi Case of Seyyid Rustem Gazi in the Ottoman Rumelia”, Bulgarian Historical Review 3-4 (2011), (to be published in the 2012 Spring) • “Inventing a Sufi Tradition: The Use of the Futuwwa Ritual Gathering as a Model for the Qizilbash Djem”, in Sufism and Society: Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World, 1200-1800, edited by John Curry and Erik S. Ohlander (New York: Routledge, 2011: 164-82. • “History Beneath Clouds of Legend: Seyyid Ali Sultan and his Place in Early Ottoman History according to Legends, Narratives, and Archival Evidence”, International Journal of Turkish Studies 15/ 1-2 (2009): 21-62. • “Dervishes, Waqfs and Conquest: Notes on Early Ottoman Expansion in Thrace”, Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World, ed. Pascale Ghazaleh (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2011): 23-40.

Current Position

Assistant Professor, TOBB University of Economics and Technology