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Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo$
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James E. Baldwin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474403092

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo
Author(s):

James E. Baldwin

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0001

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 legal pluralism. It also provides an overview of the sources used in this study.

Keywords:   Islamic legal studies, Ottoman historiography, Ottoman legal historiography, Legal pluralism, Court records (sijills), Petitions, Ottoman chronicles

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