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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 82.00

    In this book, Colin Imber has put together and edited four essays in the field of Islamic law by Norman Calder that have never been previously published. 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...

  • 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...

  • Covenantal Rightsby David Novak

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Covenantal Rights is a groundbreaking work of political theory: a comprehensive, philosophically sophisticated attempt to bring insights from the Jewish political tradition into current political and legal debates about rights and to bring rights discourse more fully into Jewish thought. David Novak pursues these aims by presenting a theory of... more...

  • Custom in Islamic Law and Legal Theoryby Ayman Shabana

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Women and Jewish Lawby Rachel Biale

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    How has a legal tradition determined by men affected the lives of women? What are the traditional Jewish views of marriage, divorce, sexuality, contraception, abortion? Women and Jewish Law gives contemporary readers access to the central texts of the Jewish religious tradition on issues of special concern to women. Combining a historical overview... more...

  • Refugee Status in Islamby Arafat Madi Shoukri

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 29.00

    What are the views, principles and regulations of the Islamic tradition concerning refugee status? Are there any similarities between the Islamic tradition relating to the laws of aman (safe conduct) and the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the status of refugees? In this book, Arafat Shoukri delves into fifteen centuries of Arab and Islamic history... more...

  • Islam, Law and Identityby Marinos Diamantides; Adam Gearey

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 42.99

    Islam, Law and Identity  brings together a range of Muslim and non Muslim scholars in order to focus on recent debates about the nature of sacred and secular law. more...

  • Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Churchby Will Adam

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Legal scholars and authorities generally agree that the law should be obeyed and should apply equally to all those subject to it, without favour or discrimination. Yet it is possible to see that in any legal system there will be situations when strict application of the law will produce undesirable results, such as injustice or other consequences not... more...