Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | 2018

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | 2018

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale | 54 | 2018

A Wedding Gone Wrong
The Rather Worldly Woes of a Rather Wealthy Qādirī Sufi Shaykh. Two 18th Century Documents from the Ottoman Court Records of Ḥamā and Aleppo

Marco Salati
ORCID 0000-0002-7292-0194 
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
salati@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/AnnOr/2385-3042/2018/01/004

Submitted 16 Gen 2018
Accepted 11 Mag 2018

Abstract

A rather intricate legal case took place first in Ḥamā’s and then in Aleppo’s Ottoman Islamic courts around the middle of the 18th century. The setting, the social standing of the individuals involved, and the alleged circumstances of the case all contribute to make clear that this was not just another routine court case. Altogether, the two documents are a good example of the scope and quality of the information preserved in the archives of local courts and they both demonstrate the extent and modes of implementation of Islamic law in a specific Ottoman milieu. The long inventory of personal property in the Aleppo document gives us a good idea of the social status and affluence enjoyed by the plaintiff – a member of the Jīlānī/Qādirī family – and an interesting insight into material culture and what constituted wealth and affluence at the time.

Keywords
Ottoman Syria. Ḥamā. Aleppo. Qādiriyya. Court records.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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Salati Marco

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A Wedding Gone Wrong

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/2385-3042/2018/001/04

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A rather intricate legal case took place first in Ḥamā’s and then in Aleppo’s Ottoman Islamic courts around the middle of the 18th century. The setting, the social standing of the individuals involved, and the alleged circumstances of the case all contribute to make clear that this was not just another routine court case. Altogether, the two documents are a good example of the scope and quality of the information preserved in the archives of local courts and they both demonstrate the extent and modes of implementation of Islamic law in a specific Ottoman milieu. The long inventory of personal property in the Aleppo document gives us a good idea of the social status and affluence enjoyed by the plaintiff – a member of the Jīlānī/Qādirī family – and an interesting insight into material culture and what constituted wealth and affluence at the time.

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale

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Vol. 54 | Num. 1 | Giugno 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-06-25

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2018-01-16

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2018-05-11

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1125-3789

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2385-3042

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Ottoman Syria

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Ḥamā

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Aleppo

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Qādiriyya

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Court records

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