The main objective of this doctoral thesis has been to systematically examine the naval information contained in the narratives elaborated by the spies at the service of the Hispanic Monarchy in the Ottoman Empire, for the specific chronology of 1520 and 1566, dates that enclose Suleiman The Magnificent´s sultanate. With this, it has been pursued to satisfy two research interests. The first one, has focused on reflecting about the entire Ottoman naval system, based on the descriptions provided by their accounts. Barely used by the subjects´ historiography, in them it has been observed a multitude of data that have to do, mainly, with a whole series of activities carried out with the aim of organizing a naval military campaign, and with its full development. The second one, in turn, has been oriented to study their own accounts, composed of their own life experiences or with first-hand informants to explain a world practically unknown to its potential readers. This has involved assessing the role of the ‘experiential’, of the ‘empirical’, both for the knowledge of a different reality, and in political decision making. For this purpose, to the classical tools of the historian´s trade, it has been added a method for the analysis of the documents that arose from thinking about the relationship between new technologies and the historical discipline. From it, a methodology has been designed for this doctoral thesis based on an XML markup language in its TEI or Text Encoding Initiative variant, widely used in humanities for the edition and study of texts in digital format. Basically, the technique has consisted on applying on them a preselected set of labels for their examination, so that they can then guide the application of different software tools. All of it, in short, has allowed to obtain new research results, to open new study perspectives and to reflect about the role of information and communication technologies in history´s study and diffusion.
|Titolo della tesi:||Navegar por un mar de información. Espías, información secreta y armada otomana en el Mediterráneo de Solimán el Magnífico (1520-1566)|
|Data di discussione:||9-apr-2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Tesi di dottorato|