LOCAL ELITES AND COMMUNITIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC ORDER DURING THE 18th CENTURY: PERCEPTIONS FROM THE CORE EUROPEAN TERRITORIES OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE Cover Image
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LOCAL ELITES AND COMMUNITIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC ORDER DURING THE 18th CENTURY: PERCEPTIONS FROM THE CORE EUROPEAN TERRITORIES OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
LOCAL ELITES AND COMMUNITIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC ORDER DURING THE 18th CENTURY: PERCEPTIONS FROM THE CORE EUROPEAN TERRITORIES OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

Author(s): Mariya Shusharova
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, History of Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Sociology, Modern Age, Social development, 17th Century, 18th Century, The Ottoman Empire, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Social Norms / Social Control, Sociology of Law, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Ottoman Provincial Elites; Local Communities; Ayan; Nezir; Eşkiya;

Summary/Abstract: During the 17th and 18th century the Ottoman state implemented various mechanisms to organize the system of public order mobilizing the local resources of the province. This study aims at exploring the expanding scope of local communities’ obligations by detailed view of their role in the various stages in the treatment of criminal matters: reporting the crime/ complaint; arrest, persecution; the trial/investigation; punishment. The elaboration of the local social microstructure and the development of new social relations represented by the emergence of the local communal elites had a clear repercussion on the development and upgrading of different socio-legal mechanisms in the context of the administration of the public offences. These competences of the local communities were a result of a long evolution and they became of key importance in the context of the widespread brigandage during the second half of the 18th century.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 485-533
  • Page Count: 49
  • Language: English