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The grammars of adjudication

The economics of judicial decision making in fin-de-siècle Ottoman Beirut and Damascus

Most studies on Islamic, Arab, and Ottoman societies and civilizations are trapped into the evidentiary role of the texts that researchers have at their disposal, considerably reducing the role of text and language to a mimetic description of what happened. This book argues that an understanding of social relations primarily implies taking into consideration the textual production of society in terms of the meanings that could be ascribed to the texts themselves, and, second, that the anal...


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La plupart des études sur les sociétés islamiques, arabes et ottomanes se contentent du rôle de témoignage que peuvent jouer les textes à disposition des chercheurs, réduisant ainsi le rôle du texte et du langage à une description mimétique des événements passés. Il s’agit ici de montrer que toute compréhension des relations sociales implique, d’abord, de considérer la production textuelle d’une société en interrogeant le sens assignable aux textes eux-mêmes. Elle suppose également que l’a...


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  • Editore : Presses de l’Ifpo
  • Collana : Contemporain publications | 21
  • Luogo di pubblicazione : Beyrouth
  • Anno di pubblicazione : 2007
  • Pubblicato su OpenEdition Books : 13 febbraio 2013
  • ISBN (edizione cartacea) : 9782351590522
  • ISBN digitale : 9782351592694
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.ifpo.461
  • Numero di pagine : 745 p.

© Presses de l’Ifpo, 2007

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