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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 Waqf System: Maintenance, Repair, and Upkeep

Dina Ishak Bakhoum (ed.)

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces the waqf system and its relation to maintenance and repair activities from a historical perspective, using specific examples from the Mamluk period (1250–1517). It alludes ... More


Redefining Authority: (Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) V, 1874–1927)

Nelly van Doorn-Harder

in The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774161032
eISBN:
9781617971037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the long reign of Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) V, 1874–1927, a time of extraordinary growth and progress, which the Copts describe as the golden age of their history.


Reviving Tradition, Reviving the Church: (Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI, 1959–71)

Nelly van Doorn-Harder

in The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774161032
eISBN:
9781617971037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the papacy of Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI, 1959–71, who ascended the throne as the 116th pope.


Searching for Shenoute: A Copto-Arabic Homilary in Paris, BN Arabe 4796

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on a collection in manuscripts of the Bibliothèque nationale (BN)—a set of twenty-six homilies for the evening raising of incense for Sundays in the first half of the church ... More


Halakhah through the Lens of Sharī῾ah: The Case of the Kuḥlānī Synagogue in Ṣan῾ā’, 1933–1944

Mark S. Wagner

in The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

As in nineteenth-century Morocco, Jews in other Muslim lands were either victimized by certain stringent aspects of Islamic jurisprudence or sought to benefit from its contents that proved ... More


Adjacent System or Original Knowledge?

Daromir Rudnyckyj

in Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551920
eISBN:
9780226552118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226552118.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter contrasts shariah-compliant and shariah-based Islamic finance, arguing that their difference is ground in different methodologies for creating Islamic financial devices. In documenting ... More


Piety and Profit: The Haramayn Endowments in Egypt (1517–1814)1

Husam ʻabd al-Mu'ti

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In a study of endowments created in Egypt to benefit Mecca and Medina, this chapter shows how the Ottoman sultans relied on these institutions to bolster their legitimacy and therefore found ... More


Guild Waqf: Between Religious Law and Common Law

Nelly Hanna

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The study of waqf is a field that has known intensive scholarly work, this institution having for many decades been explored by legal scholars and historians who have scrutinized waqf law and the ... More


Waqfs of Cyrenaica and Italian Colonialism in Libya (1911–41)1

Anna Maria Medici

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

An example of contending definitions of waqf is offered in this chapter's view at Cyrenaica under Italian colonial rule, where Muslims initially attributed the legitimacy of waqf to Qur'anic ... More


The Role of Waqf in Shaping and Preserving Urban Areas: The Historical Commercial Center of Adana

Tuba Akar (ed.)

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the impact of waqf on built urban areas in terms of formation, development, and preservation. It examines the case study of the historical commercial center of the city of Adana ... More


Conclusion: Ottoman Waqfs as Acts of Citizenship1

Engin F. Isin (ed.)

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter offers a more philosophical appraisal of waqf as an act of citizenship, suggesting that the institution allowed non-Muslims to govern themselves, their relation to the central ... More


The United Arab Emirates

Barbara Lethem Ibrahim and Dina H. Sherif

in From Charity to Social Change: Trends in Arab Philanthropy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162077
eISBN:
9781617970283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162077.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses philanthropy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Gulf states like the UAE are notable for the ways in which people have revamped and invigorated traditional channels of giving, ... More


The Rights of God (Huquq Allah): “A Moral Transgression but Not a Crime”

Reem A. Meshal

in Sharia and the Making of the Modern Egyptian: Islamic Law and Custom in the Courts of Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166174
eISBN:
9781617975509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166174.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

As the Ottoman state attempted to regulate what were arguably the most regulated of Muslim institutions—waqf, marriage, and divorce—it did so with the understanding, at least for the better part of ... More


Ideal-type and Urban History: The Development of the Suq in Damascus

Nasser Rabbat

in The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165290
eISBN:
9781617971334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165290.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter traces the development of the Suq in Damascus from the coming of Islam to the advent of modernity (7th to 19th century). It focuses on the urban and architectural characters of the suq ... More


Commerce in the Emerging Empire: Formation of the Ottoman Trade Center in Bursa

Özlem Köprülü Bağbancı

in The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165290
eISBN:
9781617971334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165290.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the formation process of the Bursa trade center-Khans Region- in terms of varied commercial buildings such as khans, arasta bridge, closed bazaars, open markets and shops ... More


Government authority, the interpretation of fiqh, and the production of applied law

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/9781474403092.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 4 explores the ways in which the Ottoman executive authorities attempted to influence and control the legal doctrines, drawn from fiqh, that were used in Cairo’s courts. Although the ... More


The Sovereign State: Spatial and Textual Politics in Early Modern Eurasian Courts

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/9781503603561.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter demonstrates that qualities once thought to be unique to the Ottoman confederation were of a piece with other imperial strategies to affirm the power of the court amid disparate ... More


Authority by Persuasion: Power Relations in al-Suyūṭī’s Legal Opinion on Scholarly Stipends

Rebecca Skreslet Hernandez

in The Legal Thought of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti: Authority and Legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198805939
eISBN:
9780191843846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805939.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter gives the reader a snapshot of the socio-political context of late Mamluk Egyptian society in which al-Suyūṭī competed for authority. In an age of economic, political, and intellectual ... More


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