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HIST 3554 Modern Turkey: From Empire to Nation State: Topic 4

Topic 4: Abdulhamid II and Constitutionalism

Feb 24-26

Topic 4 Images

Official Portrait of Prince Abdulhamid at Balmoral Castle in 1867

Official Portrait of Prince Abdulhamid at Balmoral Castle in 1867. Accessed January 6, 2020. 

The Ottoman Civil Code (Mecelle) in Ottoman Turkish

The Mecelle was the civil code of the Ottoman Empire in the late 19th and early 20th century. It was the first attempt to codify a part of the Sharia-based law of an Islamic state.

link to Wikiwand Article on Mecelle