Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies: Joo-Yup Lee

When and Where

Wednesday, December 06, 2023 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Room 200B
Bancroft Building (4 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto)


Joo-Yup Lee, University of Toronto


Book Presentation: The Turkic Peoples in World History

This new publication is a thorough and rare introduction to the Turkic world and its role in world history, providing a concise history of the Turkic peoples as well as a critical discussion of their identities and origins. The "Turks" stepped on to the stage of history by establishing the Türk Qaghanate, the first trans-Eurasian empire in history, in 552 CE. In the following millennium, they went on to create empires that had a profound impact on world history such as the Uyghur, Khazar, and Ottoman empires. They also participated in building the Mongol empire, and these Turko-Mongol empires are credited with shaping the destinies of pre-modern China, the Middle East, and Europe. By treating the history of the Turkic peoples as a process of amalgamation and integration, rather than simply categorizing the Turkic peoples chronologically or geographically, this book offers new insights into Turkic history.

* See the event poster: PDF iconLee, SOTS 2023-12-06.pdf