Recent Scholarship: New Book on Ottoman Legal System

Forms and Institutions of Justice: Legal Actions in Ottoman Contexts, edited by Yavuz Aykan and Işık Tamdoğan

This volume examines the concept of “justice” across different times and places that were under Ottoman rule. It challenges the unitary conception of an “Ottoman Justice” and the legal and procedural dominance accorded the kadi in Ottoman historiography.

This volume is the result of a workshop organized at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies in Istanbul on January 6-7, 2012. All the individual chapters are available for free from OpenEdition Books: