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Europeanization and Diversity

Lucinda Miller

in The Emergence of EU Contract Law: Exploring Europeanization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606627
eISBN:
9780191731716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606627.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter contends that diversity should be welcomed rather than disdained within the contract law frame, not simply because it is politically expedient to do so but because diversity is seen to ... More


Introduction

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The introduction sets the historiographical context for the book. It explains how the book’s arguments relate to the fields of Islamic legal studies and Ottoman history, and explores the concept of ... More


Petition Town: Law, Custom, and Urban Space in Colonial South India

Aparna Balachandran

in Iterations of Law: Legal Histories from India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199477791
eISBN:
9780199091096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477791.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Legal historians have described early modern empires as characterized by legal pluralism and, indeed, the ubiquitous invocation of custom in these petitions appears to reiterate that this was the ... More


Formalising Legal Plurality

Muhamad Ali

in Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474409209
eISBN:
9781474418799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

It investigates how the Dutch and British administrators and scholars, who often criticised Islamic and customary laws for their lack of compatibility with their Western laws, were compelled to ... More


Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

James E. Baldwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

A study of Islamic law and political power in the Ottoman Empire’s richest provincial city What did Islamic law mean in the early modern period, a world of great Muslim empires? Often portrayed as ... More


A culture of disputing: how did Cairenes use the legal system?

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 6 examines how Cairene litigants navigated the multiplicity of forums and practices with overlapping jurisdictions that constituted Cairo’s legal system. Moving away from the state-centric ... More


Cairo’s legal system: institutions and actors

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 2 gives an overview of the various institutions, actors and practices that made up Ottoman Cairo’s legal system. It discusses the sharīʿa courts, the Ottoman governor’s tribunal (al-Dīwān ... More


Speaking in Multiple Registers: Property and the Narrative of Care

Rashmi Pant

in Iterations of Law: Legal Histories from India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199477791
eISBN:
9780199091096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477791.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The framework of legal pluralism has conventionally posed customary norms against official Hindu law and prioritizes inheritance law as the only systemic mode for the transmission of family property. ... More


Royal justice: The Dīvān-i Hümāyūn and the Dīwān al-ʿĀlī

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 3 examines in detail two institutions which represented the direct involvement of the empire’s executive authorities in the mundane administration of justice: the Dīvān-i Hümāyūn (Imperial ... More


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