Sacred law in the Holy City : the Khedival challenge to the Ottomans as seen from Jerusalem, 1829-1841
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Muslim community's political and socio-economic role in Jerusalem under Ottoman administration during 1830s is analyzed in this volume from a natural law perspective. A bitter political contest between Sultan Mahmud II and Muhammad Ali Pasha resulted in the military occupation of Syria and imposition of a brutal new political and legal regime which crushed the indigenous elites of southern Syria. Through a careful analysis of the archives of the Islamic law court of Jerusalem, the study offers a fresh appraisal of how the Ottoman Empire ruled Jerusalem and considers the Muslim response, elucidating the reasons for the breakdown of their relations with non-Muslim Ottoman subjects and differentiating the Ottoman understanding of law and government from that of their enemies, the Wahhabis.
Law, Jerusalem, 19th century, Ottoman Empire, Politics and government
Christianity | International Relations | Natural Law
Rood, Judith Mendelsohn (2004). Sacred law in the Holy City : the Khedival challenge to the Ottomans as seen from Jerusalem, 1829-1841. Leiden: Brill.