The caliphate, one of the most important institutions in the history of Islam, is among the critical concepts of the literature of Islamic political thought. The way the concept takes place in Islamic sources and its forms that have been the subject of theological and political thought have responded to the states' search for sovereignty and authority since the first periods of Islamic history.
This book, which includes 9 articles, puts forward the issues such as what kind of process the caliphate followed in the pre-modern period and what functions it fulfilled, and what discussions took place about it. It aims to benefit from the past experience in the determination and criticism of current issues.
It is hoped that this study/work, which contains the papers of the workshop held on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the succession of the Caliphate to the Turks, will be instrumental in many more new/original researches and will serve to commemorate and understand this great historical heritage correctly.