Yavuz Aykan

Ph.D., 2012 École des hautes études en sciences sociales

yavuz.aykan@boun.edu.tr 

(90) (212) 359 6964

Research Interests: 

Ottoman & Islamic legal and social history (1300 -1800); the genealogies of the Ottoman legal structures, sovereignty and state-making; history of legal categories in the early modern Ottoman Empire; social and legal history of slavery and kinship in the early modern Ottoman Empire; legal pluralism and gender history; gender and legal theory. 

Teaching: 

HIST 222 History of the Ottoman Empire (1300-1600)
HIST 321 History of the Ottoman Empire (1600-1876) 

Selected Publications: 

Monograph

Rendre la justice à Amid: procédures, acteurs et doctrines dans le contexte ottoman du XVIIIème siècle (Brill: Leiden, 2016) (The Ottoman Empire and its heritage series) 

Articles

“On Freedom, Kinship, and the Market: Reflections on Property and Law in the Ottoman Slave System,” article in press for the next issue of Quaderni Storici titled Fuori mercato: appartenenza locale e beni nel Mediterraneo (Spring 2017) 

“Property between life and death: A legal debate over the property of a missing person (gâib) in the eighteenth-century Ottoman Amid,” article in press in Huri İslamoğlu and Safa Saraçoğlu (eds.), Justice, statecraft and law: A New Ottoman Legal History (Syracuse University Press) 

Comment al-hajj Mehmet s’est-il approprié un terrain récupéré à la suite de la décrue du Tigre? Le statut d’une terre vacante (arz-ı mübâha) devant un tribunal ottoman (Amid au XVIIIe siècle)” in Sami Bargaoui, Simona Cerutti and Isabelle Grangaud (eds.), Appartenance local au nord et au sud de la méditerranée (University of Aix-Marseille, IREMAM, 2016) 

“Unacknowledged memory: The nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire and the ambivalence of national memory in the Turkish Republic,” in Christine Allison and Philip K. Kreyenbroek (eds.), Remembering the Past in Iranian Societies (Harrassowitz, 2013)