Between God and the Sultan: A History of Islamic Law

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9780195223972: Between God and the Sultan: A History of Islamic Law

The contrast between religion and law has been continuous throughout Muslim history. Islamic law has always existed in a tension between these two forces: God, who gave the law, and the state--the sultan--representing society and implementing the law. This tension and dynamic have created a very particular history for the law--in how it was formulated and by whom, in its theoretical basis and its actual rules, and in how it was practiced in historical reality from the time of its formation until today. That is the main theme of this book.

Knut S. Vikor introduces the development and practice of Islamic law to a wide readership: students, lawyers, and the growing number of those interested in Islamic civilization. He summarizes the main concepts of Islamic jurisprudence; discusses debates concerning the historicity of Islamic sources of dogma and the dating of early Islamic law; describes the classic practice of the law, in the formulation and elaboration of legal rules and practice in the courts; and sets out various substantive legal rules, on such vital matters as the family and economic activity.

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About the Author:

Knut S. Vikor is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Bergen in Norway.

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Editore: Oxford University Press (2006)
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. some writing, highlighting Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. Pages may include notes and highlighting. May or may not include supplemental or companion material. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0001042281

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Editore: Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. (2005)
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Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. First printing. A comprehensive semi-academic study with extensive footnotes, indiex, bibliography. Unread, as new in like DJ. 387 pp. Book. Codice libro della libreria 8071

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