Gabor Agoston

Gábor Ágoston joined Georgetown University’s Department of History in 1998 as a specialist on the Ottoman Empire.

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Before Georgetown, he taught Ottoman, Hungarian, and Balkan history at the Universities of Budapest (ELTE) and Pécs (JPTE), Hungary. His research has focused on the Ottoman Empire and its Habsburg, Russian and Safavid imperial rivals, and on Ottoman and European warfare, diplomacy, and intelligence gathering. In 2003, he was visiting professor at the University of Vienna, Austria. In 2008 and 2009 he taught at Georgetown's McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies in Alanya, Turkey, and in 2018 at Georgetown’s Doha, Qatar, campus. He is the author of ten monographs and collected studies on Ottoman history, including Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and The Last Muslim Conquest: The Ottoman Empire and Its Wars in Europe (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2021). He has written more than ninety scholarly articles and book chapters in English, Turkish, and Hungarian on Ottoman, European, and Hungarian history. He is also the co-author of the first English-language Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire (2009) and the co-editor of the upcoming Cambridge History of War.