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Book/Printed Material Breaching the bronze wall : Franks at Mamluk and Ottoman courts and markets

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Title

  • Breaching the bronze wall : Franks at Mamluk and Ottoman courts and markets

Summary

  • "Breaching the Bronze Wall deals with the idea that the word of honorable Muslims constituted proof and with the concept that written documents and the word of non-Muslims were inferior. Foreign merchants in cities like Istanbul, Damascus or Alexandria could barely prove any claim, as neither their contracts nor their words were of any value if countered by Muslims. Francisco Apellániz explores how both groups labored to overcome these 'biases against non-Muslims' in the courts and markets of Mamluk Egypt and Syria of the 14th and 15th centuries, and how the Ottoman conquest (1517) imposed a new, orthodox view on the problem. The book dives into the Middle Eastern archive and the Ottoman Dīvān, and scrutinizes the intricacies of sharia and the handling of these intracacies by consuls, dragomans, qaḍīs and other legal actors"-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Apellániz Ruiz de Galarreta, Francisco Javier, 1974- author

Created / Published

  • Boston ; Leiden : Brill, 2020.

Contents

  • Producing, handling and archiving evidence in Mediterranean societies -- 'Men like the Franks' : dealing with diversity in Medieval norms and courts -- Ottoman legal attitudes towards diversity.

Headings

  • -  Authentication--Middle East--History
  • -  Dhimmis (Islamic law)--Middle East--History
  • -  Merchants--Legal status, laws, etc.--Middle East--History
  • -  Witnesses (Islamic law)--Middle East--History
  • -  Egypt--History--1250-1517
  • -  Syria--History--1260-1516
  • -  Turkey--History--Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Call Number/Physical Location

  • KMC565

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020018155

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  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Apellániz Ruiz De Galarreta, Francisco Javier, Author. Breaching the bronze wall: Franks at Mamluk and Ottoman courts and markets. Boston ; Leiden: Brill, 2020. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020018155/.

APA citation style:

Apellániz Ruiz De Galarreta, F. J. (2020) Breaching the bronze wall: Franks at Mamluk and Ottoman courts and markets. Boston ; Leiden: Brill. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020018155/.

MLA citation style:

Apellániz Ruiz De Galarreta, Francisco Javier, Author. Breaching the bronze wall: Franks at Mamluk and Ottoman courts and markets. Boston ; Leiden: Brill, 2020. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020018155/>.