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Christians and Muslims in Ottoman Cyprus and the Mediterranean World, 1571-1640 : International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory - Ronald C. Jennings

Christians and Muslims in Ottoman Cyprus and the Mediterranean World, 1571-1640

International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory

Hardcover Published: 1st August 1992
ISBN: 9780814741818
Number Of Pages: 442

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Wrested from the rule of the Venetians, the island of Cyprus took on cultural shadings of enormous complexity as a new province of the Ottoman empire, involving the compulsory migration of hundreds of Muslim Turks to the island from the nearby Karamna province, the conversion of large numbers of native Greek Orthodox Christians to Islam, an abortive plan to settle Jews there, and the circumstances of islanders who had formerly been held by the venetians. Delving into contemporary archival records of the lte sixteenth and early seventeenth conturies, particularly judicial refisters, Professor Jennings uncovers the island society as seen through local law courts, public works, and charitable institutions.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the legal status of fathers and children. Whether she's discussing old-fashioned fornication or new-fashioned test-tube babies, Lewis never loses sight of the human beings behind the legal cases.-Dena Davis,

ISBN: 9780814741818
ISBN-10: 0814741819
Series: International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 442
Published: 1st August 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.79