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  • Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourseby Anastasia Vakulenko

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourse looks at relevant law and surrounding discourses in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates around the issue of Islamic veiling that has become so topical in recent years. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to western... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 260.00

    This book opens windows onto Jewish legal culture, by offering fourteen exploratory essays, each of which focuses on an aspect of Jewish law, broadly understood. Each chapter is a self-contained journey, as it were, into a feature of the Jewish legal landscape. In other words, rather than taking a structural approach, and attempting to neatly circumscribe... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The apostolic tradition of St Hippolytus provides a single source of evidence on the inner life and religious polity of the early Christian Church. This book brings out the value of this treatise for the study of early Christian institutions, and the spirit of the primitive Church more...

  • Narratives of Islamic Legal Theoryby Rumee Ahmed

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    In the critical period when Islamic law first developed, a new breed of jurists developed a genre of legal theory treatises to explore how the fundamental moral teachings of Islam might operate as a legal system. Seemingly rhetorical and formulaic, these manuals have long been overlooked for the insight they offer into the early formation of Islamic... more...

  • The Origins of Islamic Lawby Yasin Dutton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This book considers the methods used to derive the judgements of the law from the Qur'an, demonstrating in detail the various methods used, both linguistic and otherwise, in interpreting the legal verses. more...

  • Islam: Its Law and Societyby Jamila Hussain

    Federation Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    This book provides an introduction to Islamic law for western readers. It explains the origin and development of the Shariah (Islamic law). more...

  • Muslim Lawby Alexander David Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This volume, originally 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$ 115.00

    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$ 57.00

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