The Resource The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law, edited by Rudolph Peters and Peri Bearman, (electronic resource)

The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law, edited by Rudolph Peters and Peri Bearman, (electronic resource)

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law
Title
The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rudolph Peters and Peri Bearman
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This unparalleled Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to Islamic law to all with an interest in this increasingly relevant and developing field. The volume presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of Western scholarship, while key debates about hot-button issues in modern-day circumstances are also addressed. In twenty-one chapters, distinguished authors offer an overview of their particular specialty, reflect on past and current thinking, and point to directions for future research. The Companion is divided into four parts. The first offers an introduction to the history of Islamic law as well as a discussion of how Western scholarship and historiography have evolved over time. The second part delves into the substance of Islamic law. Legal rules for the areas of legal status, family law, socio-economic justice, penal law, constitutional authority, and the law of war are all discussed in this section. Part three examines the adaptation of Islamic law in light of colonialism and the modern nation state as well as the subsequent re-Islamization of national legal systems. The final section presents contemporary debates on the role of Islamic law in areas such as finance, the diaspora, modern governance, and medical ethics, and the volume concludes by questioning the role of Sharia law as a legal authority in the modern context. By outlining the history of Islamic law through a linear study of research, this collection is unique in its examination of past and present scholarship and the lessons we can draw from this for the future. It introduces scholars and students to the challenges posed in the past, to the magnitude of milestones that were achieved in the reinterpretation and revision of established ideas, and ultimately to a thorough conceptual understanding of Islamic law."--Provided by the publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Index
no index present
LC call number
KBP144
LC item number
.A839 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Peters, Rudolph
  • Bearman, P. J.
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  • Islamic law
  • LAW / Essays
  • LAW / General Practice
  • LAW / Jurisprudence
  • LAW / Paralegals & Paralegalism
  • LAW / Practical Guides
  • LAW / Reference
  • Islamic law
Label
The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law, edited by Rudolph Peters and Peri Bearman, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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multicolored
Contents
Introduction: The Nature of the Sharia -- Part I: The Historical Islamic Law: 2 The Origins of the Sharia; 3 The Divine Sources; 4 The Schools of Law; 5 Deriving Rules of Law; 6 The Judge and the Mufti; 7 State and Sharia; 8 Qanun and Sharia -- Part II: Substantive Islamic Law: 9 Equality Before the Law; 10 Gender Relations; 11 Socio-Economic Justice; 12 Public Order; 13 Constitutional Authority; 14 War and Peace -- Part III: Islamic Law through the Prism of the Modern State: 15 Sharia and the Colonial State; 16 Sharia and the Nation State; 17 The Re-Islamization of Legal Systems -- Part IV: Present-day Discussions about Sharia: ; 18 Sharia and Finance; 19 Sharia and the Muslim Diaspora; 20 Sharia and Modernity; 21 Sharia and Medical Ethics; 22 Epilogue: The Normative Relevance of Sharia in the Modern Context -- Glossary -- Index
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1 online resource (x, 345 p.)
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online
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9781409438946
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not applicable
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)881887756
  • (OCoLC)ocn881887756
Label
The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law, edited by Rudolph Peters and Peri Bearman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: The Nature of the Sharia -- Part I: The Historical Islamic Law: 2 The Origins of the Sharia; 3 The Divine Sources; 4 The Schools of Law; 5 Deriving Rules of Law; 6 The Judge and the Mufti; 7 State and Sharia; 8 Qanun and Sharia -- Part II: Substantive Islamic Law: 9 Equality Before the Law; 10 Gender Relations; 11 Socio-Economic Justice; 12 Public Order; 13 Constitutional Authority; 14 War and Peace -- Part III: Islamic Law through the Prism of the Modern State: 15 Sharia and the Colonial State; 16 Sharia and the Nation State; 17 The Re-Islamization of Legal Systems -- Part IV: Present-day Discussions about Sharia: ; 18 Sharia and Finance; 19 Sharia and the Muslim Diaspora; 20 Sharia and Modernity; 21 Sharia and Medical Ethics; 22 Epilogue: The Normative Relevance of Sharia in the Modern Context -- Glossary -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 345 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781409438946
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881887756
  • (OCoLC)ocn881887756

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