Christoph K. Neumann

Christoph K. Neumann (born 2 April 1962 in Braunschweig[1]) is a German Orientalist with a focus on Turkology.[2]


After graduating from the Wilhelm-Gymnasium in Braunschweig in 1979, he studied Ottoman studies, Turkology, German studies and political science at the University of Munich (MA 1987) and the Ege University in Izmir. In 1992 he was appointed Dr. Ing. phil. PhD. In 1993 he received the prize of the Southeast European Society Munich. In 2006 he received habilitation at the University of Munich in Recent History.

His first scientific posts were at the Charles University in Prague, the Orient Institute in Istanbul and the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. From 1998 to 2002 he was Assistant Professor at Istanbul Technical University, and from 2002 to 2006 at Istanbul Bilgi University. In 2006 he became Associate Professor at Istanbul Bilgi University, and in 2008 Professor of Turkology at the Institute for the Near and Middle East of the University of Munich.

He researches the history and culture of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. Neumann is the author, publisher and translator of several books on the subject. He has received several scholarships, including from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Neumann advised Kindler's New Literature Lexicon in Turkish literature and worked for the Turkology Gazette from 1984 to 1993. He was also on the Advisory and Editorial Board of scientific journals. Neumann is also co-author of numerous guides to Turkey and translator of the novel Snow by Orhan Pamuk.

Selected worksEdit

  • Das indirekte Argument. Ein Plädoyer für die Tanẓīmāt vermittels der Historie. Die geschichtliche Bedeutung von Aḥmed Cevdet Paşas Taʾrīẖ (= Periplus Parerga. Band 1). Lit, Münster u. a. 1994, ISBN 3-89473-910-X (= Dissertation).
  • with Klaus Kreiser: Kleine Geschichte der Türkei. Reclam, Stuttgart 2003, ISBN 3-15-010540-4. (2. Auflage, 2009)


  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae published on the website of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich" (PDF). Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Prof. Dr. Christoph K. Neumann – Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten – LMU München". Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten – LMU München. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Archived from the original on 18 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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