Administrative and Legal Aspects and Social and Economic Conditions in the District Capital of Karak through the Book of Rulings of the Governor of Rights in the Karak Court (1919-1922)

Abdullah Matlaq Awad Al-Assaf


This study addresses the administrative and legal aspects and the social and economic conditions of the Karak Center in southeastern Jordan through the records of the rulings made by the Courts of Rights in the Karak Court between 1919 and 1922. The article tracks the most prominent features of the administrative and judicial structures in place, and the social and economic patterns that prevailed in the region during those years, including such topics as the laws in place for trials and employment, administrative terms, lawyers, taxes and fees charged by the court along with the names of clans and families, and the social titles in the early years of the Emirate of Transjordan, or the titles held at the of Ottoman rule, as well as the types of professions, agriculture, animal husbandry and their products, urban aspects, and forms of trade exchange, money and measures used in that period in the Center of Karak.
The study showed that the records of the rulings of the courts of rights in the courts in Trans-Jordan are a living historical record through which historical material can be formed, highlighting the features of social and economic development, and records the lifestyles of the population from various angles, and their daily life and housing styles, these records have not been used as a source in any previous study.
The study followed the descriptive analytical method, and adopted the data and information mentioned in the records, based on sorting, classifying, and extracting them according the main goal of this study.


Administrative, Legal Aspects, Social, Economic, the Karak


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