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Published: 01 March 2018

248 Pages | 4 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474432139

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Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

James E. Baldwin

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • 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