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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95
This unparalleled Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to Islamic law to all with an interest in this increasingly relevant and developing field. The volume presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of Western scholarship, while key debates about hot-button issues in modern-day circumstances... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 28.95
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... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
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...
- Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 81.21
Die Bedeutung des europäischen Strafrechts und sein Einfluss in Georgien more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 72.99
Economic Morality and Jewish Law compares the way in which welfare economics and Jewish law determine the propriety of an economic action, whether by a private citizen or the government. Espousing what philosophers would call a consequentialist ethical system, welfare economics evaluates the worthiness of an economic action based on whether the action... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 39.95
This illuminating study explores a central but neglected aspect of modern Jewish history: the problem of abandoned Jewish wives, or agunes ("chained wives")?women who under Jewish law could not obtain a divorce?and of the men who deserted them. Looking at seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany and then late nineteenth-century eastern Europe... more...
- Library of Arabic Literature 2013; US$ 34.00
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...
- 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 of the... more...