By Martin Bunton
Bunton finds how the British have been motive on maintaining the established order of Ottoman land legislations, which (when few Britons might learn Ottoman or have been good grounded in its criminal codes) ended in a chain of translations, interpretations, and accordingly new functions of land legislations. The feel of significance the British attributed to their paintings surveying and registering houses and transactions, is captured within the efforts of British officers to microfilm all in their documents on the top of the second one international warfare. regardless of this even if, land regulations remained in flux.
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