Chapter Five. Ottoman Qāḍīs in DAMASCUS IN THE 16TH–18TH centuries

@inproceedings{Winter2007ChapterFO,
  title={Chapter Five. Ottoman Qāḍīs in DAMASCUS IN THE 16TH–18TH centuries},
  author={M. Winter},
  year={2007}
}
This chapter examines the chief Ottoman qādīs of Damascus. It is based mainly on the chronicles and biographical dictionaries of contemporary Damascene ʿulamāʾ , all of whom were thoroughly familiar with the Ottoman judicial system. Indeed, they, or members of their families, often served as deputy judges in the law courts, enhancing their knowledge of the details of the system. Their loyalty was given first and foremost to their community and by extension to the Ottoman Empire, the only Muslim… Expand
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