This conference was held at the Skilliter Centre for Ottomans Studies from 29 June to 2 July 2016. Papers did consider Ottoman entertainment in the widest possible sense, from specific areas of entertainment (including performing arts, religious festivities, excursions, consumption, travel, night life, violence as entertainment and entertainment for troops in war) to Ottoman concepts of leisure and pleasure, the division between acceptable and un-acceptable entertainment and the social, political and economic impact of entertainment.

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