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III Regions, I Africa and Arabia, 18 Ottoman Empire

Umut Özsu

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 May 2023

History of international law — State practice — Consensual arrangements other than treaties
International lawyers have long regarded the Ottoman Empire as having been central to the development of many of the most crucial rules, principles, and traditions of their discipline. Unsurprisingly, interest in Ottoman history and politics has only increased in recent years, driven by debates about Turkey's seemingly asymptotic accession to the European Union and its popular representation as a pivotal ‘regional power’ and ‘emerging market’. The widely felt need to counter fears of an imminent ‘clash of civilizations’ by promoting a ‘Turkish model’ of...
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