Ottoman Nizamiye Courts: Law and Modernity

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A fresh look at one of the most important landmarks in the passage of the Ottoman Middle East to modernity during the late nineteenth century, this book explores the Nizamiye court system. The author offers an innovative conceptualization to serve as an alternative to common - yet poorly grounded - wisdoms about legal change in the modern Middle East. Employing a socio-legal approach, this study is focused on "law in action," as experienced in and outside the Nizamiye courts of law.
Original languageAmerican English
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages212
ISBN (Electronic)9780230119062
StatePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

ULI publications

  • uli
  • Justice, Administration of -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century


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