The law applied: contextualizing the Islamic Shari'a : a volume in honor of Frank E. Vogel

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I.B. Tauris, 2008 - Law - 442 pages
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A sea change has taken place in Islamic legal studies. This book both reflects and contributes to that change. Traditionally, scholars in this field have tended to focus on law as a body of rules and doctrines, as ‘fiqh.’ This volume is interested in how the law has been applied to concrete situations. It looks at judicial decision-making, legal response (fatwas), customary practices, the actions of public inspectors, cultural contexts, and theological discourses as well as modern legal reform and constitutional development. Reflecting the interests of a new academic generation, The Law Applied offers an ambitious and textured account of how Islamic law works in practice in the social life of the contemporary world.

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Peri Bearman is Associate Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at Harvard Law School. Bernard Weiss is Professor of Languages & Literature at the University of Utah. Wolfhart Heinrichs is James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.

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