Prof Marc David Baer

Prof Marc David Baer


Marc David Baer is an American and British historian specialising in Ottoman history. He conducts research utilising Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Modern Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, and Persian sources. He has lived extensively in Turkey.

His book, The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars, and Caliphs was published by Basic Books in 2021.

Since 2013 Professor Baer has been Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He completed his PhD in History at the University of Chicago in 2001. He previously taught at Tulane University and the University of California, Irvine.

He is also the author of Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Europe (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), winner, Albert Hourani Prize, Middle East Studies Association of North America, Best Book in Middle East Studies; The Dönme: Jewish Converts, Muslim Revolutionaries, and Secular Turks (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010); At Meydanı’nda Ölüm: 17. Yüzyıl İstanbul’unda Toplumsal Cinsiyet, Hoşgörü ve İhtida (Death on the Hippodrome: Gender, Tolerance, and Conversion in 17th century Istanbul) (Istanbul: Koç Yayınları, 2016, in Turkish); Sultanic Saviors and Tolerant Turks: Writing Ottoman Jewish History, Denying the Armenian Genocide (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2020), winner Dr. Sona Aronian Book Prize for Excellence in Armenian Studies, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), USA; and German, Jewish, Muslim, Gay: The Life and Times of Hugo Marcus (New York: Columbia University Press, 2020). His books have been translated into Turkish and Greek.



Marc David Baer @@MarcDavidBaer1

Excellent review of German, Jew, Muslim, Gay: The Life and Times of Hugo Marcus reviewed by @abharat53 in @IJMES1 @ColumbiaUP

Check out Marc David Baer: The World Was Theirs at edbookfest
@edbookfest @BasicBooksUK @lsehistory

Marc David Baer @MarcDavidBaer1 on his new book German, Jew, Muslim, Gay: The Life and Times of Hugo Marcus (@ColumbiaUP) in conversation with @arman_c for @NewBooksNetwork #podcast

Have you heard?👂

@MarcDavidBaer1 discusses his book, The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars, and Caliphs. Along with other shortlisted writers for the @WolfsonHistory Prize on the @littleatoms podcast 📡

Listen to the full episode 👉

Enjoyable interview with @arman_c on the @NewBooksNetwork about my @ColumbiaUP book,
German, Jew, Muslim, Gay: The Life and Times of Hugo Marcus #PrideMonth

The Ottomans mentioned in this article in the Evening Standard

Following the announcement of the 50th
@WolfsonHistory Prize, you might enjoy my interviews with shortlisted authors
(…) and
and with the winner Clare Jackson (…)

What a night! Congratulations to the winner of the 2022 #WolfsonHistoryPrize, Clare Jackson, for her book #DevilLand, and the brilliant shortlisted authors: @MarcDavidBaer1, @malcolmgaskill, Nicholas Orme, @ProfFrancesca, and @alexvtunzelmann.

Congrats to Clare Jackson winner of the @WolfsonHistory prize 2022 & congrats to @MarcDavidBaer1 (here with his brilliant editor Joe Zigmond) & all the shortlisted authors. I think it is safe to say a good time was had by all! keep an eye open for the pbk of The Ottomans

📕 Book review! The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs, by Marc David Baer

👑 Baer does a great job of positioning the Ottomans as central to European political and intellectual life in his excellent new book.

#history #BookReview

It's great because it's up-to-date in scholarship but also accessible, and it combines a narrative history of the whole 6 centuries with thematic chapters on Judaism, maritime history, Ottoman ideology, women's lives and same-sex relations. Just a fascinating and engaging read

My stop on the @WolfsonHistory Prize #BlogTour. My review today is for The Ottomans by Marc David Baer published by @BasicBooksUK

The winner of the #WolfsonHistoryPrize winner will be announced on Wednesday!

In the thread below we will share online samples for some of the books shortlisted for the @WolfsonHistory prize #peekinside #BookTwitter

Here's the second @littleatoms podcast with shortlisted writers for the 2022 @WolfsonHistory prize, with @MarcDavidBaer1 @ProfFrancesca and Nicholas Orme.

Massive thanks to our contributors this issue @JemDuducu @MarcDavidBaer1 @harethb @medievalguy @joshy_history @illustratorjoe @KevMcGivernArt @AdrianEMann

Come see the display in the First Floor LRC to for more information about @WolfsonHistory or click the link below to our blog post ⬇️

@readingagency @BoltonCollege
#WolfsonHistoryPrize #History #books #college #library #education #prize #shortlist

Congratulations to these 6 fantastic authors who have been shortlisted for the 2022
#WolfsonHistoryPrize! Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, find
out more about the prize's wonderful shortlist here: @WolfsonHistory

If you wanted to get 2 great history books and you don't have a problem reading academic books on your Kindle, THE OTTOMANS by @MarcDavidBaer1 and WHAT IS HISTORY, NOW? by @sixteenthCgirl & @HelenhCarr are on some sort of sale on Amazon.
Erm grab them while it's hot? I did. 😅

Looking forward to speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August!
Check out Marc David Baer: The World Was Theirs at edbookfest

Tune in to @BBCFreeThinking on @BBCRadio3 tonight at 10pm to hear from The #WolfsonHistoryPrize 2022 shortlisted authors!

@MarcDavidBaer1, @malcolmgaskill, @ProfFrancesca, @alexvtunzelmann, Clare Jackson, and Nicholas Orme.