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  • Religion, Law and Traditionby Andrew Huxley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book brings together two scholarly traditions: experts in Roman, Jewish and Islamic law, an area where scholars tend to be familiar with work in each area, and experts in the legal traditions of South and East Asia, which have tended to be less interdisciplinary. The resulting mix produces new ways of looking at comparative law and legal history... more...

  • Windows onto Jewish Legal Cultureby Hanina Ben-Menahem; Arye Edrei; Neil S. Hecht

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book opens windows onto various aspects of Jewish legal culture. Rather than taking a structural approach, and attempting to circumscribe and define ?every? element of Jewish law, Windows onto Jewish Legal Culture takes a dynamic and holistic approach, describing diverse manifestations of Jewish legal culture, and its general mind-set, without... more...

  • The Treatise on the Apostolic Tradition of St Hippolytus of Rome, Bishop and Martyrby Gregory Dix; Henry Chadwick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Narratives of Islamic Legal Theoryby Rumee Ahmed

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    In this book Rumee Ahmed shatters the prevailing misconceptions of the purpose and form of the Islamic legal treatise. Through a subtle interpretation of the work of major Islamic jurists, he reveals how the moral teachings of Islam were translated into a legal context in the critical, formative period of Islamic law. more...

  • The Origins of Islamic Lawby Yasin Dutton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    If the Qur'an is the first written formulation of Islam in general, Malik's Muwatta' is arguably the first written formulation of the Islam-in-practice that becomes Islamic law. This book considers the methods used by Malik in the Muwatta' to derive the judgements of the law from the Qur'an and is thus concerned on one level with the finer details... more...

  • Muslim Lawby Alexander David Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume, orginally published in 1925, outlines the historical development of the Muslim law of inheritance in pre-Islamic Law. It discusses the ranking of heirs and guardians, reforms introduced by Muhammad, subsequent development of the law, and rise of the orthodox schools.   more...

  • Islamic Law (RLE Politics of Islam)by Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book underlines the mutability of Islamic law and attempts to relate its substantive and institutional varieties and transformations to social, political, economic and other historical circumstances. The studies in the book range from discussion of the received wisdom in Islamic law to studies of legal institutions and the theoretical means employed... more...

  • Shar?'aby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    Wael Hallaq's magisterial overview of Shari'a examines the doctrines and practices of Islamic law from the seventh century to the present. more...

  • The Epistle on Legal Theoryby Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafii; Joseph E. Lowry

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 40.00

    The Epistle on Legal Theory  is the oldest surviving Arabic work on Islamic legal theory and the foundational document of Islamic jurisprudence. Its author, Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i (d. 204H/820AD), was the eponymous founder of the Shafi'i legal school, one of the four rites in Sunni Islam. This fascinating work offers the first systematic treatment... more...

  • Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbalby Ibn al-Jawzi; Michael Cooperson

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 40.00

    Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. 241 H/855 AD), renowned for his profound knowledge of hadith?the reports of the Prophet?s sayings and deeds?is a major figure in the history of Islam. Ibn Hanbal was famous for living according to his own strict interpretation of the Prophetic model and for denying himself even the most basic comforts in a city then one... more...