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History Turkey & Ottoman Empire

The Subjects of Ottoman International Law

contributions by Lâle Can, Michael Christopher Low, Julia Stephens, Faiz Ahmed, Jeffrey Dyer, David Gutman, Stacy D. Fahrenthold, Umut Özsu, Will Smiley, Aimee M. Genell & Will Hanley

edited by Kent F. Schull & Robert Zens

Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Turkey & Ottoman Empire, International
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    Oct 2020
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The core of this edited volume originates from a special issue of the Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (JOTSA) that goes well beyond the special issue to incorporate the stimulating discussions and insights of two Middle East Studies Association conference roundtables and the important work of additional scholars in order to create a state-of-the-field volume on Ottoman sociolegal studies, particularly regarding Ottoman international law from the eighteenth century to the end of the empire. It makes several important contributions to Ottoman and Turkish studies, namely, by introducing these disciplines to the broader fields of trans-imperial studies, comparative international law, and legal history. Combining the best practices of diplomatic history and history from below to integrate the Ottoman Empire and its subjects into the broader debates of the nineteenth-century trans-imperial history this unique volume represents the exciting work and cutting-edge scholarship on these topics that will continue to shape the field in years to come.

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Contributor Notes

Lâle Can is Associate Professor in the Department of History at The City College of New York, CUNY. Michael Christopher Low is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Iowa State University. Kent F. Schull is Associate Professor of Ottoman and Modern Middle East History at Binghamton University, SUNY. Robert Zens is Professor of History at LeMoyne College and is managing editor of the Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association published by Indiana University Press.