Coverart for item
The Resource Islamic law and empire in Ottoman Cairo, James E. Baldwin

Islamic law and empire in Ottoman Cairo, James E. Baldwin

Label
Islamic law and empire in Ottoman Cairo
Title
Islamic law and empire in Ottoman Cairo
Statement of responsibility
James E. Baldwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A study of Islamic law and political power in the Ottoman Empire's richest provincial cityWhat did Islamic law mean in the early modern period, a world of great Muslim empires? Often portrayed as the quintessential jurists' law, to a large extent it was developed by scholars outside the purview of the state. However, for the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, justice was the ultimate duty of the monarch, and Islamic law was a tool of legitimation and governance. James E. Baldwin examines how the interplay of these two conceptions of Islamic law - religious scholarship and royal justice - undergirded legal practice in Cairo, the largest and richest city in the Ottoman provinces. Through detailed studies of the various formal and informal dispute resolution institutions and practices that formed the fabric of law in Ottoman Cairo, his book contributes to key questions concerning the relationship between the shariÃ́Ø2Ơ℗−a and political power, the plurality of Islamic legal practice, and the nature of centre-periphery relations in the Ottoman Empire.Key features Offers a new interpretation of the relationship between Islamic law and political power Presents law as the key nexus connecting Egypt with the imperial capital Istanbul during the period of Ottoman decentralization Studies judicial institutions such as the governor's Diwan and the imperial council that have received little attention in previous scholarship Integrates the study of legal records with an analysis of how legal practice was represented in contemporary chronicles Provides transcriptions and translations of a range of Ottoman legal documents A study of Islamic law and political power in the Ottoman Empire's richest provincial cityWhat did Islamic law mean in the early modern period, a world of great Muslim empires? Often portrayed as the quintessential jurists' law, to a large extent it was developed by scholars outside the purview of the state. However, for the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, justice was the ultimate duty of the monarch, and Islamic law was a tool of legitimation and governance. James E. Baldwin examines how the interplay of these two conceptions of Islamic law - religious scholarship and royal justice - undergirded legal practice in Cairo, the largest and richest city in the Ottoman provinces. Through detailed studies of the various formal and informal dispute resolution institutions and practices that formed the fabric of law in Ottoman Cairo, his book contributes to key questions concerning the relationship between the shariÃ́Ø2Ơ℗−a and political power, the plurality of Islamic legal practice, and the nature of centre-periphery relations in the Ottoman Empire.Key features Offers a new interpretation of the relationship between Islamic law and political power Presents law as the key nexus connecting Egypt with the imperial capital Istanbul during the period of Ottoman decentralization Studies judicial institutions such as the governor's Diwan and the imperial council that have received little attention in previous scholarship Integrates the study of legal records with an analysis of how legal practice was represented in contemporary chronicles Provides transcriptions and translations of a range of Ottoman legal documents
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baldwin, James
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic law
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Islamic law
  • Egypt
Label
Islamic law and empire in Ottoman Cairo, James E. Baldwin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief portrait of Cairo under Ottoman rule -- Cairo's legal system : institutions and actors -- Royal justice : the Dīvān-i Hümāyūn and the Dīwān al-ʻĀlī -- Government authority, the interpretation of fiqh, and the production of applied law -- The privatization of justice : dispute resolution as a domain of political competition -- A culture of disputing : how did Cairenes use the legal system? -- Conclusion : Ottoman Cairo's legal system and grand narratives -- Appendix : examples of documents used in the study
Control code
ocn988167265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474430425
Lccn
2016299769
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1f5gzpd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988167265
Label
Islamic law and empire in Ottoman Cairo, James E. Baldwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief portrait of Cairo under Ottoman rule -- Cairo's legal system : institutions and actors -- Royal justice : the Dīvān-i Hümāyūn and the Dīwān al-ʻĀlī -- Government authority, the interpretation of fiqh, and the production of applied law -- The privatization of justice : dispute resolution as a domain of political competition -- A culture of disputing : how did Cairenes use the legal system? -- Conclusion : Ottoman Cairo's legal system and grand narratives -- Appendix : examples of documents used in the study
Control code
ocn988167265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474430425
Lccn
2016299769
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1f5gzpd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988167265

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...