Legislating authority: sin and crime in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

Legislating authority: sin and crime in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

Legislating authority: sin and crime in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Ruth Austin Miller
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : Routledge, ©2005
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Series title: Middle East studies (Routledge (Firm))
  • Permalink: https://books.lawi.asia/legislating-authority-sin-and-crime-in-the-ottoman-empire-and-turkey/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

188 pages ; 24 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Legislating authority: sin and crime in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Ruth A. Miller.
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Copyright Date: 2005
  • Location: New York
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 7 editions
  • First edition Date: 2005
  • Last edition Date: 2013
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KKX3800
  • Dewey Code: 345.561
  • ISBN: 0415975107 9780415975100
  • OCLC: 61501084

Publisher Description:

Legislation Authority addresses issues of law, state VIolence, and state authority within the Ottoman and Turkish context. Rather than engaging in the usual scholarly debate surrounding Ottoman legal reform–contesting or supporting its “secular” or “modern” nature–the book instead examines the way in which criminality as a category was repeatedly redefined in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey between 1840 and 1940. By the turn of the twentieth century, the book argues, criminality had become a political rather than a moral category. The abstract concept most in need of legal protection had become not “the individual,” “God,” or even “society,” but the “state.” A corrupt bureaucratic functionary thus posed more of a threat to Ottoman and Turkish self definition than a murderer, an apostate, or a sexual deviant. Legislating Authority sees the culmination of this trend in the early Turkish Republican adoption of Mussolini's fascist code of criminal law–a key moment in the development of Turkey's
intrusive state structure. It also, however, positions these trends and their culmination within a framework of international comparison. The Ottoman and Turkish experience, it demonstrates, was very much part of a larger global transformation, and legal reform in this part of the modern Middle East was nothing if not “normal.”

Main Contents

Historical context
Legal context
1840 to 1850 : crime and the bureaucracy
1851 to 1858 : the disappearance of the VIctim
1859 to 1876 : crimes against the state
1877 to 1908 : the role of religion
1909-1920 : the reinvention of “evil”-positivists and totalitarians
1920 and beyond : modern or fascist?
Turkey adopts a fascist law.

Summary Note

Miller forms an intellectual and legal history of the late Ottoman Empire and Turkey, placed within a comparative framework of international trends.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1. Historical Context
2. Legal Context
3. 1840 to 1850: Crime and the Bureaucracy
4. 1851 to 1858: The Disappearance of the Victim
5. 1859 to 1876: Crimes Against the State
6. 1877 to 1908: The Role of Religion
7. 1909-1920: The Reinvention of "Evil"-Positivists and
8. 1920 and Beyond: Modern or Fascist?
9. Turkey Adopts a Fascist Law

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Criminal justice, Administration of
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