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The Proper Order of Things: Language, Power, and Law in Ottoman Administrative Discourses

Heather L. Ferguson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503603561
eISBN:
9781503605534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603561.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Proper Order of Things demonstrates how early modern Ottoman territorial control, both in general practice and in the specific contexts of Greater Syria and occupied Hungary, was enabled through ... More


The State of Stability: The Kanunname as a Genre of Administrative Governance

Heather L. Ferguson

in The Proper Order of Things: Language, Power, and Law in Ottoman Administrative Discourses

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503603561
eISBN:
9781503605534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603561.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter shows how diverse practices of land management and competing legal traditions gradually cohered into an imperial program of revenue generation. It argues that the process of crafting and ... More


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