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COST A 36: Tributary Empires Compared

The Theme of Imperial Decline and Resistance


Vienna, 11-13 April 2008

 

11. APRIL 2008

Location: Sitzungssaal, first floor, Akademie der Wissenschaften, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, A-1010 Wien

09.30   Registration
10.00  
Welcome:
Ebba Koch (Institute of Art History, University of Vienna)

Opening:
Herwig Friesinger (General Secretary, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Bert Fragner (Director, Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of
Sciences)

1. THE MYTH OF PERPETUAL DECLINE
Chair: Metin Kunt (Sabanci)

10.30  
Joseph Fradera (Barcelona)
Reasoning Spanish decline beyond contemporary assessments and political
propaganda

11.15   coffee break

11.30  
Sunil Kumar (Delhi)
The decline literature: The discussion (or not) of the twilight of the Delhi
Sultans in Sultanate and Mughal historiography

12.15  
Sophia Papaioannou (Athens/Cyprus)
The Roman conception of decline from late Republican fears of corruption to
late antique Christian regeneration.

13.00   lunch break

14.00  
Baki Tezcan (Davis, California)
From Veysî to Üveysî: Ottoman stories of decline in comparative perspective

14.45  
Hakan Erdem (Sabanci)
Comments


2. ANATOMIES OF DECLINE - PART ONE
Chair: Suraiya Faroqhi (Istanbul)

15.00 
John Hall (Montreal)
The sociology of imperial decline

15.45  
P. F. Bang (Copenhagen)
Tributary empire and state segmentation: Romans and Mughals compared

16.30   coffee break

16.45  
Jeroen Duindam (Utrecht),
Vienna Gloriosa: heart of a series of ‘declining’ Empires?

17.30  
Dariusz Kolodziejczyk (Warsaw)
Decline or decentralization? The case of Ottoman ayans

18.15   RECEPTION

20.00   DINNER



12. APRIL 2008


09.30   Visit of the Vienna Hofburg with Andreas Nierhaus who will
explain the unfinished project of a new Habsburg residence in the
19th and early 20th century (Meeting point at Michaelertor)

2. ANATOMIES OF DECLINE – PART TWO

11.15   coffee break

11.30  
Bert Fragner (Vienna)
Crisis of empires? - Iranianate state-craft in the 18th century from
the Levant to India

12.15  
Jack Goldstone (Washington D. C.)
Imperial decline and the cycles of world-history from antiquity to
the early modern

13.00   lunch break

3. DECLINE FROM THE MARGINS:
PROVINCIALISING IDEOLOGIES, PROVINCIAL APPROPRIATION AND CHALLENGE
(MANAGING AND FAILING TO CONTROL REVOLT)
Chair: Greg Woolf (St Andrews)

14. 00 
Seema Alavi (New Delhi) & Christopher Bayly (Cambridge)
Decline, decentralisation and diaspora

14.45   
Patricia Crone (Princeton)
Rebellious prophets

15.30  
Juan Carlos Moreno García (CNRS-University Lille 3)
Challenging the pharaoh? Temples and royal power in ancient Egypt
(3rd and 2nd millennium B.C.)

16.15   coffee

16.30  
Dimitris Kastritsis (St Andrews)
From "Empire of the Gazis" to "Ottoman Empire" -- Rise, decline, and
resistance

17.15
 
Markus Koller (Giessen)
Bosnian rebels – separatism and ethnic identities in the 18th century Ottoman
empire

18.00   END OF SESSION

20.00   DINNER

 

13. APRIL 2008

4. DECLINE IN ART, ARCHITECTURE AND COINAGE
Chair: Herwig Friesinger (Vienna)

10.00  
Claire Sotinel (Tours)
Public buildings in the Late Roman city: decline and innovation

10.45  
Ebba Koch (Vienna),
Decline as imperial propaganda: Visual strategies in Mughal history
painting of Shah Jahan's Windsor Castle Padshahnama (1628-58)

11.30   coffee break

11.45  
Nikolaus Schindel (Vienna)
The Beçin coin hoard and the Ottoman monetary system
in the late 16th / early 17th century

12.30  
Andreas Nierhaus (Vienna)
The Vienna Hofburg in the 19th century and the end of
residential palace-building in Europe

13.00   END OF CONFERENCE

13.00 - 14.00   lunch break

14.15   MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
for members only