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Jurisprudence and theory of law. Science of legal reasoning

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  • Studies in Islamic legal theoryby B. Weiss

    BRILL 2002; US$ 233.00

    This volume is a collection of studies devoted entirely to topics and issues in the field of Islamic legal theory and authored by 14 scholars known for their work in this field. The studies deal with such topics as early notions of charismatic authority. more...

  • The ??hir?sby Ignaz Goldziher

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Ignaz Goldziher wrote his book "Die Zahiriten" in 1883. The English translation of this standard work on Islamic jurisprudence appeared in 1971. The book has been in print ever since. This new edition in the "Brill Classics in Islam" series shows that The Zahiris has not lost any of its actuality. more...

  • Early Islamic Legal Theoryby Joseph Lowry

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    This book offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of Sh?fi???s Ris?la and shows how Sh?fi?? sought to formulate an all-embracing hermeneutic that portrays the law as a tightly interlocking structure organized around defined interactions of the Qur??n and the Sunna. more...

  • An Islamic Court in Contextby Erin E. Stiles

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    Stiles utilizes in-depth ethnographic study of judicial reasoning and litigant activity in Islamic family court in Zanzibar, Tanzania to draw new and important conclusions on how people understand and use Islamic legal ideas in marital disputes. more...

  • Ma?la?a and the Purpose of the Lawby Felicitas Opwis

    BRILL 2010; US$ 197.00

    Analyzing pre-modern writings on Islamic legal theory, this book comprehensively presents the transformation of the concept of maá'£la?a as a vehicle of legal change from a minor legal principle to being understood as the all-encompassing purpose of God more...

  • Custom in Islamic Law and Legal Theoryby Ayman Shabana

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book explores the relationship between custom and Islamic law and seeks to uncover the role of custom in the construction of legal rulings. On a deeper level, however, it deals with the perennial problem of change and continuity in the Islamic legal tradition (or any tradition for that matter). It is argued that custom ( urf and adah ) was one... more...

  • Legal Documents from the Judean Desertby Aharon Layish

    BRILL 2011; US$ 252.00

    This volume presents annotated English translations of 74 awards handed down by tribal arbitrators and other legal documents obtained from the Bedouin of the Judean Desert. The documents address such legal issues as blood and sexual offenses, family disputes, inheritance, private transactions in land and water rights, tribal boundaries, contracts and... more...

  • Principles of Islamic International Criminal Lawby Farhad Malekian

    BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00

    While the system of international law is improving enormously and certain legal provisions are becoming an integral part of jus cogens norms, this body of law must be studied together with other systems which have basically been effective in its development. The principles of the rule of law must be evaluated collectively rather than selectively. In... more...

  • Narratives of Islamic Legal Theoryby Rumee Ahmed

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    In the critical period when Islamic law first developed, a new breed of jurists developed a genre of legal theory treatises to explore how the fundamental moral teachings of Islam might operate as a legal system. Seemingly rhetorical and formulaic, these manuals have long been overlooked for the insight they offer into the early formation of Islamic... more...

  • Die Bedeutung des Europäischen Strafrechts und sein Einfluss in Georgienby Bachana Jishkariani

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 81.21

    Die Bedeutung des europäischen Strafrechts und sein Einfluss in Georgien more...