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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • 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 Janos Jany

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    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$ 34.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Muslim Family Law in Western Courtsby Elisa Giunchi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated. The solutions proposed by different legal systems... more...

  • Understanding Islamic Lawby Hisham M. Ramadan

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    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$ 31.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Law, Custom, and Statute in the Muslim Worldby Ron Shaham

    BRILL 2006; US$ 153.00

    Deals with the main components in the laws of Islamic societies, past and present: shari'a custom, and statute. This book includes chapters that focus on one of these components, and that discuss the interplay between two or even all three of them. It offers a wide geographical coverage, from the Balkans to Yemen, and from Iraq to the Maghrib. more...

  • La décrétale Ad Gallos Episcopos: son texte et son auteurby Yves-Marie Duval

    BRILL 2004; US$ 103.00

    A new edition (and its French translation) of the oldest known Decretale. The commentary demonstrates the originality of the arguments leading to decisions concerning the blessed virgins and the ecclesiastical hierarchy. This answer to the bishops of Gaul could be the making of Jerome, personal assistant to Pope Damasus between 382 and 384. more...