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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • 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...

  • Das islamische Rechtby Mathias Rohe

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 9.01

    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...

  • 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...

  • Das Jüdische Eherechtby Walter Homolka

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book gives a concise introduction into Jewish Law as a whole and its development within the different denominations of Judaism. It offers an overview of betrothal, engagement and marriage, gives details of the wedding ceremony, marriage restrictions and marital contracts as well as rules for divorce and re-marriage. Since the State of Israel does... more...

  • The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Lawby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 27.00

    The history of Islamic law from pre-Islamic times across three centuries. more...

  • Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Lawby Judith E. Tucker

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    An exploration of Islamic law from the perspective of women and gender, first published in 2008. more...

  • Islamic and Liberal Citizenshipby Andrew F. March

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 23.99

    Some argue that Muslims have no tradition of separation of church and state and therefore can't participate in secular, pluralist society. At the other extreme, some Muslims argue that it is the duty of all believers to resist western forms of government and to impose Islamic law. Andrew F. March demonstrates that there are very strong and authentically... more...

  • Law, Politics, and Morality in Judaismby Michael Walzer

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Jewish legal and political thought developed in conditions of exile, where Jews had neither a state of their own nor citizenship in any other. What use, then, can this body of thought be today to Jews living in Israel or as emancipated citizens in secular democratic states? Can a culture of exile be adapted to help Jews find ways of being at home... more...

  • An Introduction to Islamic Lawby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    This 2009 book is an introduction to the fundamentals of Islamic law and its history. more...

  • Muslim Marriage in Western Courtsby Pascale Fournier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    This book describes and analyzes the notion of Mahr, the Muslim custom whereby the groom has to give a gift to the bride in consideration of the marriage. It explores how Western courts, specifically in Canada, the United States, France, and Germany, have approached and interpreted Mahr. Returning to the overarching concept of liberalism, the book... more...