"Explores how diplomatic interpreters, converts, and commercial brokers mediated and helped define political, linguistic, and religious boundaries between the Venetian and Ottoman empires in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries."--Author's Web site.
Trans-imperial subjects as supplicants and as brokers Brokering commerce or making friends? Narrating transition Practicing conversion Making Venetian dragomans Articulating difference Levantines : genealogies of a category.
Includes bibliographical references ([p. 267] - 314) and index.