Kreiser studied in Cologne and Munich , where he received his doctorate in 1972 and then taught. From 1976 to 1980 he was a research assistant at the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul . In 1983 he completed his habilitation at the University of Munich. In 1987 he was Directeur d'Études at the Paris École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales . From 1984 until his retirement in 2005 he was professor for Turkish language, history and culture at the University of Bamberg . From 1996 to 2001 he headed the Individual and Society in the Mediterranean Muslim World project of the European Science Foundation and was visiting professor at the University of Chicago in 1998 . In 2013 he became a Senior Fellow of the Mercator Foundation / Sabancı University .
- Edirne in the 17th century after Evliyā Çelebī. A contribution to the knowledge of the Ottoman city. Schwarz, Freiburg 1975 (dissertation, University of Munich, 1972) ( digitized version ).
- The place names of European Turkey according to official directories and maps. Schwarz, Freiburg 1975 ( digitized version ).
- Germano-Turcica. On the history of learning Turkish in German-speaking countries , Bamberg 1987. ISBN 3-923507-06-2 .
- Little Turkey Lexicon. Beck, Munich 1992, ISBN 3-406-33184-X .
- Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire. Cities, buildings, inscriptions, dervishes and their convents (= Analecta Isisiana. Vol. 14). Isis, Istanbul 1995, ISBN 975-428-070-3 .
- Life pictures from Turkey. Vontobel Foundation , Zurich 1996.
- Turkish studies in Europe (= Analecta Isisiana. Vol. 31). Isis, Istanbul 1998, ISBN 975-428-115-7 .
- Istanbul. A historical and literary city guide. Beck, Munich 2001; 2nd, revised edition: Beck, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-406-59063-4 .
- The Ottoman State 1300–1922 (= Oldenbourg Outline of History . Vol. 30). 2nd expanded edition. Oldenbourg, Munich 2008.
- (with Christoph K. Neumann ) A short history of Turkey. Reclam, Stuttgart 2003, ISBN 3-15-010540-4 .
- (Ed.) Johann Traugott Plant: Turkish State Lexicon or complete and true explanations of all Turkish state and court operations ... Reprint. Wagener, Melle 2006, ISBN 3-937283-08-0 .
- Ataturk. A biography. Beck, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-406-57671-3 .
- History of Istanbul. From antiquity to the present. Beck, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-406-58781-8 .
- (Ed. with Patrick Bartsch) Turkish childhoods. Literaturca, Frankfurt am Main 2012, ISBN 978-3-935535-27-4 .
- History of turkey. From Ataturk to the present. Beck, Munich 2012, ISBN 978-3-406-64065-0 .
- Literature by and about Klaus Kreiser in the catalog of the German National Library
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German orientalist and Turkologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 6, 1945|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rosenheim|