History Of Law(HUK265)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
HUK265 History Of Law 3 2 0 0 2 3
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) İLBER ORTAYLI (Email)
Objective The aim of the cours is to study the different juridical systems and philosophes which influence the formation of the turkish contemporary law
Content 1. Introduction
2. The Antiquity
3. Leibniz and legal history
4. Jewish Law: Sources, historical evolution
5. Jewish Law: Talmud
6. Christianity: Origins, Rome and Church
7. Introduction to Islamic Law
8. Midterms
9. Introduction to Ottoman Law
10. Structure of "Public law": Ottoman Code, Land and tax system
11. The relation between Ottoman and Islamic Criminal Law
12. Waqfs- Ottoman foundation
13. The period of Tanzimat
14. The period of Tanzimat
Course Learning Outcomes The course allows the students to gain a comparative perspective within historical and universal dimension.
The student understands the historical background of Turkish law.
Teaching and Learning Methods Comparison of different legal systems
The analyze and the evaluation of the literature about turkish legal history
References ORTAYLI İlber, İmparatorluğun En Uzun Yüzyılı, Istanbul 2006
ÜÇOK Coşkun, MUMCU Ahmet, BOZKURT Gülnihal, Türk Hukuk Tarihi, Ankara 2006
CAHEN Claude, İslamiyet, çev. E. N. Erendor, Ankara 2000
TOPÇUOĞLU Hamide, “Eski İsrail Hukukunun Menşei”
VERDON Michel, “Virgins and Widows: European Kinship and Early Christianity”
KACAR Turhan, “Ebionitelerden Arius’a: Eskiçağ Doğu Hıristiyanlığında İsa Teolojisi Tartışmaları”, AUİFD, 54:2, 187-206.
Nathalie Clayer, “L’Autorité religieuse dans l’islam ottoman sous le contrôle de l’état?”
İNALCIK Halil “Osmanlı Hukukuna Giriş”, Köy, Köylü, İmparatorluk”, “Osmanlılarda Raiyyet Rüsumu”
HEYD Uriel “Eski Osmanlı Hukuku’nda Kanun ve Şeriat”
MILLER Ruth, “The Legal History of the Ottoman Empire”
MANDAVILLE John, “Faizli Dindarlık”
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introduction
2 The Antiquity
3 Leibniz and legal history
4 Jewish Law: Sources, historical evolution
5 Jewish Law: Talmud
6 Christianity: Origins, Rome and Church
7 Introduction to islamic law
8 Midterms
9 Introduction to ottoman law
10 Structure of "Public law": Ottoman code, land and tax system
11 The relation between ottoman and islamic criminal Law
12 Waqfs: The ottoman foundation
13 The period of Tanzimat
14 The period of Tanzimat
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 0 40
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 0 60
Toplam 0 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 40
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 1 40
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Recognizing fundamental legal concepts, defining, interpreting and using them. X
2 Recognizing fundamental disciplines of law and their content, including legislation, case-law and the doctrine in the relevant discipline. X
3 Recognizing positive norms in the legislation and being able to define and explain the principals of methodology. X
4 Being able to determine, identify and restate legal problems. X
5 Being able to use legal interpretation principals in an efficient manner in order to analyse and resolve a legal problem and in order to develop a strategy. X
6 Being able to conduct academic researches on legal problems and to propose solutions. X
7 Assuming responsibility individually or collectively for resolving complicated legal problems. X
8 Being able to criticise positive norms of the law system. X
9 Being able to explain technical legal knowledge in Turkish, French and English verbally or in writing, being able to report personal opinion concerning a legal problem verbally or in writing in a persuasive manner. X
10 Being able to follow up the local and international legal literature, to update technical legal knowledge permanently, to use information technology in an efficient manner in order to achieve these goals. X
11 Being able to conduct comparative academic researches between different law systems. X
12 Respecting human rights and universal principals and notions of law. X
13 Respecting the ethical standarts, good faith, fairness and equity principals. X
14 Being sensitive to social problems, democracy, laicism and rule of law principal. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 2 28
Working Hours out of Class 14 1 14
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 12 12
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 14 14
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 68
Total Workload / 25 2,72
Credits ECTS 3
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