::Roundtable:: Legal Translation between Empires: The Case of Çiftlik in Serbia

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By Jelena Radovanović  In the cold early months of 1880, rumors spread that the government of the young Serbian Principality was preparing a law that would once and for all … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: Legal Translation between Empires: The Case of Çiftlik in Serbia

::Roundtable:: When Ottoman Land Law became Greek Law: The case of a land sale in Attica

By Fatma Gül Karagöz* In 1831, Halil Bey and his brothers sold a plot of land in Attica to Count Baggiari, an Italian, therefore at that time a subject of … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: When Ottoman Land Law became Greek Law: The case of a land sale in Attica

::Roundtable:: Transformation and Adaptation of Ottoman Land Law in 19th-Century Successor States

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By Fatma Gül Karagöz* What happens to land and property relations when a new administration obtains the dominion of a territory? I became interested in this question a couple of … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: Transformation and Adaptation of Ottoman Land Law in 19th-Century Successor States

Madhhab as Law

By Yavuz Aykan This is the fourth essay in a series of four essays on "Why the Ottoman fiqh? Reading Ḥanafī jurisprudence in its historical longue durée." In my previous essay, I have … Continue reading Madhhab as Law

Modest Yet Crucial: The Work of a Provincial Muftī

By Yavuz Aykan This is the third essay in a series of four essays on "Why the Ottoman fiqh? Reading Ḥanafī jurisprudence in its historical longue durée." In my second essay, I described … Continue reading Modest Yet Crucial: The Work of a Provincial Muftī

The Madhhab Administration in Kurdistan and the Banal Affair of a Kurdish Tribe

By Yavuz Aykan This is the second essay in a series of four essays on "Why the Ottoman fiqh? Reading Ḥanafī jurisprudence in its historical longue durée." Before revisiting the legal drama of … Continue reading The Madhhab Administration in Kurdistan and the Banal Affair of a Kurdish Tribe

Introduction: On the Authority of the Qāḍī’s Judgment

By Yavuz Aykan This is the first essay in a series of four essays on "Why the Ottoman fiqh? Reading Ḥanafī jurisprudence in its historical longue durée." In my essay series, I will … Continue reading Introduction: On the Authority of the Qāḍī’s Judgment

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Persuading the Taliban to Guarantee Education for Afghan Girls and Women" (Jurist, March 30, 2023), L. Ali Khan (Washburn University School of Law) argues … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law: “Ottoman Empire: War and Peace” by Will Smiley and Aimee Genell

Summarized by Hadi Qazwini This post is part of the Roundtable on the History of Islamic International Law.  It is a summary of Will Smiley and Aimee Genell's and contribution … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law: “Ottoman Empire: War and Peace” by Will Smiley and Aimee Genell

::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law: “Ottoman Empire and Eurocentric Law of Nations” by Cemil Aydin

Summarized by Cem Tecimer This post is part of the Roundtable on the History of Islamic International Law.  It is a summary of Cemil Aydin's contribution titled "Ottoman Empire and … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law: “Ottoman Empire and Eurocentric Law of Nations” by Cemil Aydin