Welcome to our December Guest Blogger: Yavuz Aykan

Yavuz Aykan is Associate Professor of Early Modern History at University of Paris 1’s School of History (École d’Histoire de la Sorbonne). He is the author of Rendre la justice à Amid: Procédures, acteurs et doctrines dans le contexte ottoman du XVIIIe siècle (Brill: Leiden, 2016) and a member of the Institute of Early Modern and Contemporary History (IHMC) in Paris. His current research and writing have two main strands: The first one develops a legal historical approach to the last three centuries of the Ottoman Empire’s lifespan. A second project focuses on the historical undercurrents of the Ottoman Code of Civil Law (Mecelle-i Aḥkām-ı ‘Adliyye) and its afterlives.

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