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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab Statesby Lynn Welchman

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Muslim family law and its principles 15 regarding marriage, divorce, personal maintenance, paternity, and child custody is one of the most widely applied family law systems in existence today. A number of states have recently codified Muslim family law fo more...

  • Klassieke sharia en vernieuwingby Scientific Council for Government Policy; Maurits Berger

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    Klassieke sharia en vernieuwing biedt een beknopte introductie op de 'sharia' of islamitische wetgeving. De twee belangrijkste delen van het boek behandelen de klassieke sharia en de vernieuwingen die in de tussentijd hebben plaatsgevonden. Na een inleiding op de aard van de sharia, de belangrijkste spelers en hun methodologie, gaat Berger... 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...

  • 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 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 ??hir?sby 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

    Islam and women?s human rights entertain an uneasy relationship. Much has been written on the subject. This volume addresses it from a new perspective. It attempts to define some basis for constructive dialogue and interaction in the context of international law and, more precisely, in the context of participation of many Muslim States in the United... more...

  • Early Islamic Legal Theoryby Joseph Lowry

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    This book offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of Sh?fi???s Ris?la and shows how Sh?fi?? sought to formulate an all-embracing hermeneutic that portrays the law as a tightly interlocking structure organized around defined interactions of the Qur??n and the Sunna. more...

  • Marriage Advice for a Popeby Patrick Nold

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

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