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Title: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire: Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Cankiri and Kastamonu (1652-1744)
Author: Ergene, Bogac
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2003
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004126091
Volumes: 1; Pages: 228
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This book studies the functions of Islamic courts within the framework of the late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Ottoman provincial administration, and explores the processes of adjudication and dispute resolution through a detailed juxtaposition of court records from two Anatolian towns, ankiri and Kastamonu.In particular, it identifies the socio-economic backgrounds of the court clients, the kinds of issues that they brought to the courts, their strategies of litigation, and how disputes were resolved in the courts. This book also sheds light on the costs of court usage and reveals alternative sites for dispute resolution that existed independently of the courts.This study is particularly useful for the students of legal anthropology as it pays a special attention to the practice of law and the process of dispute resolution."... an eloquent, convincing and well-researched book."--Maurits H. Van Den Boogert, Bibliotheca Orientalis, 2003.Readership: All those interested in Islamic law, social, political and administrative history of the Ottoman Empire, legal anthropology and comparative ethnology.Boga A. Ergene, Ph.D. (2001) in History, Ohio State University, is Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont.