Avi Rubin

Senior Lecturer, the Dept. of Middle East Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Fields of Interest: Socil and socio-legal history of the Ottoman Empire; the rule of law in the modern Middle East.


Publications (selected list)

Avi Rubin, Ottoman Nizamiye Courts: Law and Modernity (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Avi Rubin, “British Perceptions of Ottoman Judicial Reform in the Late Nineteenth Century: Some Preliminary Insights,” Law and Social Inquiry, forthcoming.

Avi Rubin, “Civil Disputes between the State and Individuals in the Ottoman Nizamiye Courts,” Islamic Law and Society, forthcoming

Avi Rubin, “From Legal Representation to Advocacy: Attorneys and Clients in the Ottoman Nizamiye Courts,” International Journal for Middle East Studies, 44 (2012): 111-127

Avi Rubin, “The Trial of the Prosecutor Hamdi Bey: Inside and Out of the Ottoman Nizamiye Court,” Journal of Social History, 45 (2012): 757-779.

Avi Rubin, “Ottoman Judicial Change in the Age of Modernity: A Reappraisal,”

History Compass, 7(2008): 119-140.

Avi Rubin, “Legal Borrowing and its Impact on Ottoman Legal Culture in the Late Nineteenth Century,” Continuity and Change, 22(2007): 279-303.

Avi Rubin, “The Nizamiye Courts,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics, forthcoming.

Avi Rubin, “Women, Gender and Nation,” Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (2005): 331-5

Avi Rubin, “East, West, Ottomans and Zionists: Internalized Orientalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” in Nedret Kuran-Burçoğlu and Susan Gilson Miller (eds.), Representations of the ‘other/s’ in the Mediterranean World and their Impact on the Region (eds.), Isis Press, 2005, pp. 149-166.

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