Yasir Yılmaz is a Turkish historian (born 1982 and raised in Ankara). Originally a graduate of Public Finance, he has completed his M.A. in Ottoman History at Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) where his doctoral supervisor was Halil İnalcık. Yılmaz then received a Ph.d (2015) in early modern Habsburg and European History from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, USA) where he worked with Habsburg historian Charles W. Ingrao. After a short stay in Turkey, Between 2016 and 2020, Yılmaz worked as an Assistant Professor at Palacký University (Olomouc, Czech Republic) and held a visiting professor position at the Innsbruck University in 2019-2020 Winter Semester. Yilmaz has held an Ernst Mach Stipendium as a doctoral student and a Richard Plaschka Stipendium as a post-doc researcher from the ÖeAD.
Dr. Yılmaz is currently working on his first book "The Road to 1683: A New History of the Second Ottoman Siege of Vienna", which will be published by the Edinburgh University Press and will be his Habilitation work. This will be the first book on the second Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683 in English since the 1960s, making use of German, Turkish, Polish, French, Italian sources. Future projects of Dr. Yılmaz will entail various aspects of Ottoman-Habsburg history.
Area: Ottoman Empire, Habsburg Monarchy
Topics: diplomacy, administrative structures. Relations, exchanges and contacts between the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire.
Confessionalization or a Quest for Order? A comparative look at religion and state in the seventeenth-century Ottoman, Habsburg, and Russian Empires, pp. 90-120
Nebulous Ottomans vs. Good Old Habsburgs: A Historiographical Comparison, pp. 173-190
Grand vizieral authority revisited: Köprülüs’ legacy and Kara Mustafa Paşa, pp. 21-42