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George Junne on black eunuchs and slavery in the Ottoman Empire

October 28, 2016

George Junne talks to Turkey Book Talk about “The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan” (IB Tauris), exploring the key role that eunuchs played in the Ottoman state and the broader question of slavery in the empire.

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