Mundy, Martha

Professor Emeritus Martha Mundy  


Position held

Department of Anthropology

Professor Emeritus in Anthropology

Experience keywords:

anthropology of Islam; Arab world; anthropology; historical anthropology; legal anthropology; agrarian systems; kinship and family

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Syria; Lebanon; Jordan; Palestine; Yemen


Arabic [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:


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+44 (0)20 7955 6242


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Mundy, Martha (2010) Islamic law and the order of state In: Sluglett, Peter and Weber, Stefan, (eds.) Syria and Bilad Al-Sham Under Ottoman Rule: Essays in Honour of Abdul Karim Rafeq . The Ottoman empire and its heritage (43). Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, 397-417. ISBN 9789004181939


Mundy, Martha and Smith, Richard Saumarez (2007) Governing property, making the modern state: law, administration and production in Ottoman Syria Library of Ottoman studies. I.B Tauris, London. ISBN 1845112911


Mundy, Martha and Pottage, R.A, eds (2004) Law, anthropology, and the constitution of the social: making persons and things Cambridge studies in law and society. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 0521539455

Mundy, Martha (2004) The state of property: late Ottoman Southern Syria (the Kaza Aclun, 1875 - 1918) In: Islamoglu, Huri, (ed.) Constituting Modernity: Private Property in the East and West. Islamic Mediterranean (5). I.B. Tauris, London, 214-247. ISBN 1860649963

Mundy, Martha (2004) Ownership or office? A debate in Islamic Hanafite jurisprudence over the nature of the military 'fief', from the Mamluks to the Ottomans In: Pottage, Alain and Mundy, Martha, (eds.) Law, Anthropology and the Constitution of the Social: Making Persons and Things. Cambridge Studies in Law and Society. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 142-165.


Mundy, Martha (2003) Al-mahr zaytuna: property and family in the hills facing Palestine (1880 - 1940) In: Doumani, Beshara, (ed.) Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property and Gender. SUNY series in the social and economic history of the Middle East. State University of New York Press, Albany, US, 113-150. ISBN 079145679X


Mundy, Martha (2002) Law and anthropology International library of essays in law and legal theory. Second series. Ashgate Pub Co, Aldershot, USA. ISBN 0754620824


Mundy, Martha and Musallam, Basim, eds (2000) The transformation of nomadic society University of Cambridge oriental publications. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521770576

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