Uluslararası Sempozyum: Akdeniz Dünyasında Askeri Tarih, 25-28 Haziran 2015


First International Conference on the Military History of the Mediterranean Sea

25 – 28 June 2015

Büyükçekmece, İstanbul


Conference Organizers: Assist. Prof. Georgios Theotokis (georgios.theotokis@fatih.edu.tr), Assist. Prof. Aysel Yildiz (ayselyildiz@fatih.edu.tr)

Conference venue: Lecture rooms M-225 and M-226 (subject to change)


Thursday 25 June


Welcoming of the delegates by the Head of the Department of History, Professor Erdogan Keskinkiliç


Rhoads Murphy (University of Birmingham – Ipek University)

The Human Factor: Capabilities and Limitations of Ottoman Naval personnel as Reflected in Mediterranean Warfare during the 16th and 17th centuries


Session 1 – War and diplomacy: the evidence from the sources

Session Moderator: Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis

Gerassimos D. Pagratis (University of Athens)

War at Sea and trade routes in the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic period through the reports of Septinsular Republic’s diplomatic representatives

Chrysobalantis Papadamou (University of Cyprus)

“Disobedience” against the Republic of St. Mark: cases of defiance of Venetian officers during the War of Cyprus (1570-71)

Foteini Perra (University of Johannesburg)

Observations on Hospitaller-Mamluk diplomacy and warfare



Session 2 – Warfare in the Mediterranean

Session Moderator: Raffaele D’Amato

Wayne H. Bowen (Southeast Missouri State University)

Conflict and Collaboration: The Spanish and Ottoman Navies in the Mediterranean, 1453-1923

Mehmet Ipsirli (Fatih University)

The Ottoman Habsburg Long War (1591-1606) as reflected in the contemporary Ottoman Chronicles

Eric Dursteler (Brigham Young University)

Cigalazade Sinan Paşa and the Battle for the Mediterranean during the Long Habsburg-Ottoman War (1591-1606)

Med Lakhdar Oulmi (University of May 8, 1945)

The evolution of the defensive system of the Aures (VIII-XI century)

LUNCH BREAK: 13:10 – 14:30


Session 3A – Naval Warfare I

Session Moderator: Rhoads Murphy

Elina Gugliuzzo (Università Telematica Pegaso)

Sea Power in the early Mediterranean World

Cornel Bontea (University of Montreal)

The theory of the passagium particulare: a commercial blockade of the Mediterranean Sea?

Philip Line (Independent Researcher)

“A Distant Mirror of the Mediterranean? Naval battle tactics in the Norwegian wars of succession 1130-1217”

Abdulmennan Mehmet Altintaş (Fatih University)

Transition of ship and war materials between the Mediterranean and Egypt-Red Sea during the Seventeenth century

14:30 – 15:50

Session 3B – Naval Warfare II

Session Moderator: Jason T. Roche

Christophe Austruy (EHESS & ISEG Paris)

Determining the capitan’s role in the Venetian naval policy in the XV and XVI c. AD

Aspa Veneri (University of Paris-Sorbonne IV)

Linkages between military tactics and sea and technological inventions-innovations in Byzantium until the thirteenth century

Konstantinos Karatolios (University of Crete)

Greek Fire, the terrifying weapon with the contradictory name


16:30 – 17:30

Tilemachos Loungis (Honorary Director of the Institute of Byzantine Research, Athens)

The Byzantine War Navy and the West, 5th-12th centuries

Friday 26 June


Session 4 – Siege Warfare

Session Moderator: Abdulmennan Mehmet Altintaş

Ioanna Varvara Leventi (University of Athens)

Old and new way of making war: the Ottoman sieges against Venetian Corfu during the sixteenth century

Ian Wilson (Royal Holloway, University of London)

By the Sword or By Oath: Siege warfare in the Latin East 1097-1131


11:00 – 12:50

Session 5 – Arms and Armour

Session Moderator: Vassil Anastassov

Andrea Babuin (University of Ioannina)

The Sword behind the Throne: the iconography of imperial guard units in Byzantine art after the Fourth Crusade

Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis (University of Leeds)

Post-Byzantine Art and Western Influences in Military Iconography: The Case of Staff Weapons in the Work of Mihail Damaskinos.

Georgios Theotokis (Fatih University)

Σώκος: a neglected weapon of the Byzantines

Raffaele D’Amato (University of Ferrara – TUBITAK Visiting scholar at Fatih University)

The Last Defenders of Constantinople

LUNCH BREAK: 13:00 – 14:15

14:15 – 15:55

Session 6A – Military Elites I

Session Moderator: Mehmet Ipsirli

Vedran Bileta (Central European University)

Late Antique Cannae revisited: The battle of Mursa Major and its impact on the Late Roman army

Boris Stojkovski (University of Novi Sad)

Hungarians in the Byzantine army. A supplement to the Byzantino-Hungarian military relations

Andriy Posun’ko (Central European University)

The splintered communities: refugees, mercenaries and irregulars in the Russian-Ottoman Wars 1806-1812 and 1828-1829

Mehmet Mert Sunar (Medeniyet University)

Struggle among Ottoman Local Notables in the Balkans and Anatolia during the Ottoman-Russian War of 1806-1812

14:15 – 15:55

Session 6B – Military Elites II

Session Moderator: Tilemachos Loungis

Juho Wilskman (University of Helsinki)

The rabble: Attitudes towards armed commoners and their use in late Byzantine and early Ottoman armies

Aysel Yildiz (Fatih University)

The Ottoman military elite: Career and Promotion Patterns

Efi Argyrou & Sevasti Lazari (Open University of Greece)

The military elite as factor of identity in the Ionian border between the Venetian and Ottoman State

Kiril Petkov (University of Wisconsin-River Falls)

The Enemy is Us: narratives and hybridity in fifteenth-century Venetian-Ottoman military encounters


16:30 – 17:30

Matthew Bennett (formerly Senior Lecturer, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK)

Writing a military history of the Crusades: problems and opportunities


Saturday 27 June

09:00 – 10:20

Session 7 – Military theory

Session Moderator: Georgios Theotokis

Philip Rance (Freie Universität, Berlin)

Late Byzantine elites and military literature: authors, readers and manuscripts (11th-15th centuries)

Nikolaos S. Kanellopoulos (Hellenic Military Academy)

The Byzantine influence on the military writings of Theodore I Palaiologos, marquis of Montferrat

Vassil Anastassov (Fatih University)

“Power Maintenance” in Machiavelli’s Art of War


11:00 – 12:40

Session 8 – Tactics

Session moderator: Matthew Bennett

Jason T. Roche (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Tactics and the Second Crusade in Anatolia

Burak Çınar (Nigde University)

Prelude to Rising Ages in Anatolia: clash of Turkish & West European military cultures in the edge of the Mediterranean

Cristian Guzzo (Società di Storia Patria per la Puglia)

Norman fighting techniques extrapolated and reconstructed from the artistic works of the XI-XII centuries in southern Italy

Valeri Yotov & Ioto Valeriev (Varna Museum of Archaeology)

The defeat of Alexios I Komnenos near Drastar in 1087: New Data

LUNCH BREAK: 12:45 – 14:15

14:15 – 15:35

Session 9A – Military Elites III

Session Moderator: Aysel Yildiz

Stathis Birtachas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Joseph Marcou Baruch: a Jewish Garibaldine volunteer in the Greco-Turkish war of 1897

Jacopo Pessina (University of Pisa)

The economic power of the local militia officers: the case of Lucca’s Republic

Jernej Pirnat (University of Ljubljana)

Communal Feudes in northern Adriatic in the thirteenth century

14:15 – 15:35

Session 9B – Military Elites IV

Session Moderator: Foteini Perra

Alan V. Murray (University of Leeds)

Elite and popular elements in the Crusades to the Holy Land (1096-1204)

Simon Dorso (Lyon 2 University – CIHAM)

Decline of feudal nobility in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem: the 1157 agreement between Honfroy of Toron and the Hospitallers

Stephen Bennett (Queen Mary, University of London)

Atavis et Armis, noble networks and the Order of St. Lazarus: the nature of elite participation from northwest Europe in the Third Crusade

16:30 – 17:00

Concluding Remarks: Rhoads Murphy, Mehmet Ipsirli, Matthew Bennett, Tilemachos Loungis


Sunday 28 June

Scheduled visits to Rumeli Hisar, the Theodosian Walls and the Military Museum

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