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  • Enforced Marginalityby Bluma Goldstein

    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...

  • Muslim Women in Law and Societyby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    An extremely timely translation of a seminal text on the role of women in Muslim society by the early twentieth century thinker al Tahir al-Haddad. Considered as one of the first feminist works in Arab literature, this book will be of considerable interest to scholars of an early "feminist" tract coming from a Muslim in Arab society. Awarded the 2008... more...

  • Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Lawby Judith E. Tucker

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    An exploration of Islamic law from the perspective of women and gender, first published in 2008. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...