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The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law (Themes in Islamic Law)


Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780521005807
ISBN: 0521005809
Number of Items: 1
Book Pages: 246
Publication Date: 2004-12-09
Publisher:CambridgeUniversity Press

Editorial Review

Covering more than three centuries of legal history, this study presents an important account of how Islam developed its own law from ancient Near Eastern legal cultures, Arabian customary law and Qur'anic reform. The book explores the interplay between law and politics, demonstrating how the jurists and ruling elite led a symbiotic existence that paradoxically allowed Islamic law to become uniquely independent of the "state."

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