Separate but Together: Subjecthood and Justice in the (Post-)Ottoman World


  • Datum: 25.11.2020
  • Uhrzeit: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Vortragende(r): Ninja Bumann (MPIeR Guest), Mariusz Kaczka (MPIeR Guest), Murat Burak Aydin (MPIeR)
  • Organisation: Ninja Bumann, Mariusz Kaczka, Murat Burak Aydin
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Separate but Together: Subjecthood and Justice in the (Post-)Ottoman World

The legal system of the Ottoman Empire was set along religious boundaries. Various judicial forums and laws existed for different religious affiliations. The modernization processes of the legal systems in Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries challenged these traditional judicial boundaries constructed along the lines of religion. This affected court systems within the Ottoman Empire and in its border regions. Mariusz Kaczka's paper deals with Ottoman-Polish cross-border court of justice for criminal offences where religious affiliations were insignificant. Ninja Bumann focuses on Habsburg Bosnia and Herzegovina where religious affiliations remained decisive in the court system despite the implemented modernization processes. Finally, Murat Burak Aydin investigates the practical impact of the modernization in nineteenth century Ottoman Anatolia.

This workshop aims to investigate the connection of religious affiliation and subjecthood in a judiciary under modernization. For further information, please contact

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