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The Ottoman Rationale for Codification: The Mecelle

Samy A. Ayoub

in Law, Empire, and the Sultan: Ottoman Imperial Authority and Late Hanafi Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190092924
eISBN:
9780190092955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190092924.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter is dedicated to the Mecelle, the first Islamic civil law code. It is primarily concerned with the substance of the articles of the Mecelle. This chapter contends that the Mecelle is a ... More


Privatising Property

Charlotte Epstein

in Birth of the State: The Place of the Body in Crafting Modern Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190917623
eISBN:
9780190917661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917623.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter describes how the body served to privatise property and to establish the human subject, instead of the natural order, at the centre of the law. Whereas modern science expelled humanity ... More


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