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Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Kent F. Schull

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Ottoman or ‘Turkish’ prisons regularly conjure images of Oriental brutality in Western imaginations. Contrary to this stereotypical image, Ottoman prisons were sights of immense reform and ... More


Ottoman Criminal Justice and the Transformation of Islamic Criminal Law and Punishment in the Age of Modernity, 1839–1922

Kent F. Schull

in Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter One provides a brief overview of the early modern Ottoman legal system and its transformation during the long nineteenth century with special emphasis on the creation of a comprehensive ... More


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