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Author Sartori, Paolo, 1975- author.

Title Seeking justice at the court of the khans of Khiva (19th-early 20th centuries) / Paolo Sartori, Ulfat Abdurasulov.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]


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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 455 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Brill's Inner Asian Library ; volume 38
Brill's Inner Asian library ; v. 38.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Rescripts (texts in Chaghatay) -- 2. Reports (texts in Chaghatay) -- 3. Notifications (texts in Chaghatay) -- 4. Qs' reports.
Summary "This book aims to shed light on the juridical field of the Khanate of Khiva at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. The Khanate of Khiva is the term employed in Western historiography to denote the political formation that was put in place by the Qonghrats. The latter was a dynasty of Uzbek origin that ruled roughly between the last quarter of the 18th century and 1920. It ruled over the region known as Khorezm (Ar. Khwrazm), one of the biggest oases of Central Asia, traversed by the Amu Darya and nestled within the territory of what is today Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. The main objective of this work is to show that prior to Sovietization the dispensation of justice in Khorezm depended mostly on a group of officials who represented the dynasty in power, but who lacked any specialised legal training. It is important to reflect on this particular aspect of the legal system developed by the Muslim principality that we refer to as the Khanate of Khiva, for conventional wisdom says that the practice of law in pre-modern Muslim societies was usually the business of the ulam, i.e., the scholars of Islam"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 12, 2020).
Subject Justice, Administration of -- Khivinskoe khanstvo -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Justice, Administration of -- Khivinskoe khanstvo -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Justice, Administration of -- Uzbekistan -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Justice, Administration of -- Uzbekistan -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Justice, Administration of
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Indexed Term Regional & national history
Asian history
Genre/Form History
Added Author Abdurasulov, Ulfatbek, 1977- author.
Other Form: Print version: Sartori, Paolo, 1975- Seeking justice at the court of the khans of Khiva (19th-early 20th centuries). Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2020 9789004419391 (DLC) 2020007965 (OCoLC)1141954748
ISBN 9004427902 (electronic book)
9789004427907 (electronic bk.)
9789004419391 (hardcover)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004427907 doi
AU@ 000066723397
AU@ 000069972280
AU@ 000069615476

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