Women in Muslim Family Law: Second Edition

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Syracuse University Press, Sep 1, 2001 - Law - 212 pages
This second edition of John L. Esposito's landmark book expands and updates coverage of family law reforms (in marriage, divorce, and inheritance) throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, and analyzes the diverse interpretation of Muslim family law, identifying shifts, key problems, and challenges in the twenty-first century.
 

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Contents

Classical Muslim Family Law
12
Modern Muslim Family
47
Toward a Legal Methodology for Reform
127
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John L. Esposito is director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. He is editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. His books include The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?; Islam and Democracy and Makers of Contemporary Islam (with John 0. Voll); Islam: The Straight Path; Islam, Gender and Social Change (with Yvonne Haddad); and Islam and Politics, Fourth Edition, the latter also published by Syracuse University Press. Natana J. Delong-Bas is a contributor to and editor for the forthcoming Oxford Dictionary of Islam.

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