Molly Greene

Professor of History and Hellenic Studies. Associate Chair, Department of History. Director, Program in Hellenic Studies.

Molly Greene is an historian of the Ottoman Empire and the Mediterranean in the early modern period (15th to 18th centuries.) Within those two larger frames she works particularly on the history of the Greeks. As an enduringly transnational and commercial people, the Greeks provide an ideal window into networks, markets and organization in pre-industrial economies. Her first book, A Shared World: Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern Mediterranean, was published by Princeton University Press in 2000. Her next book, Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants: A Maritime History of the Mediterranean, is forthcoming the summer of 2010. It considers how Greek merchants went about protecting their trade in conditions of great insecurity.