Collection: Bibliothèque (électronique) de l’IFEA | 3; Istanbul, © Institut français d’études anatoliennes, 2018

The volume was edited by Yavuz Aykan (éd.) from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and Işık Tamdoğan (éd.) from CNRS/CETOBaC, Paris.

“The volume has emerged as an outcome of a workshop organized at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies (IFEA) on January 6-7, 2012, in Istanbul. What were the multiple actors and normative sources that enabled the historians to talk about ‘justice’ across different cultural and historical geographies under the rule of the Ottoman dynasty? Our concern was in part to question the unitary conception of an ‘Ottoman Justice’ and the legal and procedural dominance accorded the kadi in Ottoman historiography.

The articles forming the present volume aim to contribute to the rich and evolving historiography on the multiplicity of the actors and the institutions of Ottoman legal system. As the title of the volume suggests, “forms” and “institutions” of justice are a common thread in the contributions. Each article concentrates on a specific historical moment and context in order to chart the articulation of different forms of Ottoman justice.”

Introduction Yavuz Aykan et Işık Tamdoğan

The Ottoman political community in the process of justice making in the 18th-century Adana Işık Tamdoğan

Some comments on the role of the Ottoman “Eyalet divanı” in the classical period Nil Tekgül

Case-histories from the “Egyptian” consultative majlis of Aleppo in the mid-1830s Zouhair Ghazzal (Fiscal patrimonialism in light of the hermeneutics of regional adjudication)

Love in Crete in the time of Mehmet Ali, 1830–1834 Panagiotis Krokidas

The Müvella and the Adjudication of Property Conflicts in the Ottoman Empire (1874-1914) Alp Yücel Kaya

On reading two epistles of Muhammad Amin Ibn ‘Abidin of Damascus Martha Mundy

From the Hanafi Doxa to the Mecelle Yavuz Aykan (The Mufti of Amid and genealogies of the Ottoman jurisprudential tradition)