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  • The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Lawby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    The history of Islamic law from pre-Islamic times across three centuries. more...

  • Enforced Marginalityby Bluma Goldstein

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab Statesby Lynn Welchman

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Muslim family law and its principles 15 regarding marriage, divorce, personal maintenance, paternity, and child custody is one of the most widely applied family law systems in existence today. A number of states have recently codified Muslim family law fo more...

  • Klassieke sharia en vernieuwingby Scientific Council for Government Policy; Maurits Berger

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    Klassieke sharia en vernieuwing biedt een beknopte introductie op de 'sharia' of islamitische wetgeving. De twee belangrijkste delen van het boek behandelen de klassieke sharia en de vernieuwingen die in de tussentijd hebben plaatsgevonden. Na een inleiding op de aard van de sharia, de belangrijkste spelers en hun methodologie, gaat Berger... more...

  • Islam and Liberal Citizenshipby Andrew F. March

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    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. In Islam and Liberal Citizenship , Andrew F. March is seeking to find... more...

  • Land, Law and Islamby Hilary Lim

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 38.95

    In this pioneering work, Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim address Islamic property and land rights drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary debates and their practice. more...

  • Law, Politics, and Morality in Judaismby Michael Walzer

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95 US$ 29.98

    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...

  • Das Jüdische Eherechtby Walter Homolka

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    Das jüdische Eherecht ist eines der religiösen Rechtsfelder, die Rabbiner in ihrer Praxis am meisten beschäftigen. Im Staat Israel ist das jüdische Familienrecht bis heute für die Regelung von Eheschließung und Scheidung zwischen Juden relevant. Das Buch führt in das Jüdische Recht insgesamt und in seine Entwicklung in den verschiedenen... more...

  • The Relationship between Roman and Local Law in the Babatha and Salome Komaise Archivesby Carolien Oudshoorn

    BRILL 2007; US$ 216.00

    Using a division between substantive and formal law as the key element for understanding the applicable law in papyri, this study offers a new understanding of the distinct parts Roman and local law played in the legal reality of second-century Arabia. more...

  • The Ẓāhirīsby 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...