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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • Economic Foundations of Law second editionby Stephen Spurr

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 93.95

    Economic Foundations of Law (2 nd ed.) provides an economic analysis of the major areas of the law: property law, torts, contracts, criminal law, civil procedure, corporation law and financial markets, taxation and labor law. In line with current trends in legal scholarship, discussion is focused on economic principles such as risk aversion, efficiency,... more...

  • Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflictby Niaz A Shah

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflict: The Conflict in Pakistan demonstrates how international law can be applied in Muslim states in a way that is compatible with Islamic law. Within this broader framework of compatible application, Niaz A. Shah argues that the Islamic law of qital (i.e. armed conflict) and the law of armed conflict are compatible... more...

  • Islamic Finance and Lawby Maha-Hanaan Balala

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Many of the principles prevalent in modern Islamic contract law and commercial practice remain the same as those outlined by the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad, and expounded by scholars of jurisprudence as far back as the 13th century, despite the advancement in time and sophistication of commercial interaction. Maha-Hanaan Balala here provides an... more...

  • Islamic Capitalism and Financeby Murat Cizakca

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This illuminating and thought-provoking book questions whether classical Islamic capitalism, which has served Muslims so well for centuries, can provide a viable alternative world economic system. In the current recession - the worst since 1929 - this is surely a provocative question. But if Islamic capitalism is to emerge as a viable alternative,... more...

  • Judging in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian Legal Traditionsby Mr Janos Jany; Dr Prakash Shah

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    This book presents a comparative analysis of the judiciary in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian legal systems. It compares postulations of legal theory to legal practice in order to show that social practice can diverge significantly from religious and legal principles. It thus provides a greater understanding of the real functions of religion in... more...

  • Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaismby Dvora E. Weisberg

    Brandeis University Press 2009; US$ 7.99

    Provocative exploration of levirate marriage in ancient Judaism that sheds new light on the Jewish family in antiquity and the rabbinic reworking of earlier Israelite law more...

  • Das islamische Rechtby Mathias Rohe

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 7.40

    Die Scharia ist im Westen weithin zum Schreckensbegriff geworden, der mit drakonischen Strafen und der Ungleichbehandlung von Frauen und Männern, Muslimen und Nichtmuslimen in Verbindung gebracht wird. Für viele Muslime ist die Scharia dagegen ein wesentlicher Teil ihres Selbstverständnisses. Mathias Rohe will mit seiner allgemeinverständlichen Einführung... more...

  • Understanding Islamic Lawby Hisham M. Ramadan

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 32.99

    Ramadan brings together essays to explain the history of Islamic law and its role in the contemporary world. more...

  • Islamic Law and the Challenges of Modernityby Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad; Barbara Freyer Stowasser

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    Since Europeans first colonized Arab lands in the 19th century, they have been pressing to have the area's indigenous laws and legal systems accord with Western models. Although most Arab states now have national codes of law that reflect Western influence, fierce internal struggles continue over how to interpret Islamic law, particularly in the areas... more...

  • Old Texts, New Practicesby Etty Terem

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In 1910, al-Mahdi al-Wazzani, a prominent Moroccan Islamic scholar completed his massive compilation of Maliki fatwas. An eleven-volume set, it is the most extensive collection of fatwas written and published in the Arab Middle East during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Al-Wazzani's legal opinions addressed practical concerns and... more...