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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • 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...

  • Land, Law and Islamby Siraj Sait; Hilary Lim

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 38.95

    This pioneering work addresses Islamic property and land rights by drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary debates. The authors consider the possibilities for inclusive and pro-poor approaches to land rights within Islamic legal and human rights systems. 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...

  • The Relationship between Roman and Local Law in the Babatha and Salome Komaise Archivesby Jacobine G Oudshoorn; Carolien Oudshoorn

    BRILL 2007; US$ 216.00

    Using a division between substantive and formal law as the key element for understanding the applicable law in papyri, this study offers a new understanding of the distinct parts Roman and local law played in the legal reality of second-century Arabia. more...

  • The Zahirisby 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...

  • Women, Islam and International Lawby Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko

    BRILL 2008; US$ 160.00

    Addresses Islam and women's human rights from a fresh perspective. This work attempts to define some basis for constructive dialogue and interaction in the context of international law and, in the context of participation of many Muslim States in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. more...

  • Early Islamic Legal Theoryby Joseph E. Lowry

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    The Risala of al-Shafii (d 204/820), the earliest preserved work of Islamic legal theory, has been understood in previous scholarship as the elaboration of a hierarchy of sources of law (Quran, Sunna, consensus, and analogical reasoning). more...

  • Marriage Advice for a Popeby Patrick Nold

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Reconstructs the scholastic arguments about marital indissolubility and papal power that lay behind John XXII's 1322 constitution Antique Concertationi. This book illustrates the relationship between canon law and theology, and the tensions between papal authority and academic expertise, that animated a controversial pontificate. more...

  • Islamic Jurisprudence in the Classical Eraby Norman Calder; Colin Imber; Robert Gleave

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    In this book, Colin Imber has put together and edited four previously unpublished essays in the field of Islamic law by Norman Calder. more...

  • The Expert Witness in Islamic Courtsby Ron Shaham

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    Islam’s tense relationship with modernity is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Within Islamic legal systems, with their traditional preference for eyewitness testimony, this struggle has played a significant role in attitudes toward expert witnesses. Utilizing a uniquely comparative approach, Ron Shaham here examines the evolution... more...