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  • Reading the Islamic Cityby Akel Isma'il Kahera

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99

    While it seems clear that the shari?ah had a formative influence on property rights, public space and land use, the primary aim of this book is to study what implications the practice of the Maliki school of Islamic law have for the inhabitants of the Islamic city ( madinah ). more...

  • The Zahirisby 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

    Addresses Islam and women's human rights from a fresh perspective. This work attempts to define some basis for constructive dialogue and interaction in the context of international law and, in the context of participation of many Muslim States in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. more...

  • Early Islamic Legal Theoryby Joseph E. Lowry

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    The Risala of al-Shafii (d 204/820), the earliest preserved work of Islamic legal theory, has been understood in previous scholarship as the elaboration of a hierarchy of sources of law (Quran, Sunna, consensus, and analogical reasoning). more...

  • Marriage Advice for a Popeby Patrick Nold

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

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

  • Wahh?b? Islam Facing the Challenges of Modernityby Muhammad Al-Atawneh

    BRILL 2010; US$ 136.00

    This book examines D?r al-Ift?, the official Saudi religious establishment for issuing fatwas, between 1971 and 1999. Specifically, it explores the challenges that this scholarly body encountered when applying Wahh?b? interpretations of the Shari'a to late twentieth-century modernity. more...

  • Ma?la?a and the Purpose of the Lawby Felicitas Opwis

    BRILL 2010; US$ 197.00

    Analyzing pre-modern writings on Islamic legal theory, this book comprehensively presents the transformation of the concept of maŠ'£la?a as a vehicle of legal change from a minor legal principle to being understood as the all-encompassing purpose of God more...

  • Legal Documents from the Judean Desertby Aharon Layish

    BRILL 2011; US$ 252.00

    This volume presents annotated English translations of 74 awards handed down by tribal arbitrators and other legal documents obtained from the Bedouin of the Judean Desert. The documents address such legal issues as blood and sexual offenses, family disputes, inheritance, private transactions in land and water rights, tribal boundaries, contracts and... more...

  • Principles of Islamic International Criminal Lawby Farhad Malekian

    BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00

    While the system of international law is improving enormously and certain legal provisions are becoming an integral part of jus cogens norms, this body of law must be studied together with other systems which have basically been effective in its development. The principles of the rule of law must be evaluated collectively rather than selectively. In... more...

  • Islam and Literalismby Robert Gleave

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 112.00

    Literal meaning is what a text means in itself, regardless of what its author intends to convey or the reader understands to be its message. The idea of literal meaning, together with insights from modern semantic and pragmatic philosophers, informs this reading of Islamic legal hermeneutics. Robert Gleave explores various competing notions of literal... more...