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.