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Harvard Series in Islamic Law 5

Islamic Law in Contemporary Indonesia

Ideas and Institutions

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$34.95 • £27.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674025080

Publication Date: 11/30/2007


325 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Harvard Series in Islamic Law


This book manages to provide an overall view of Islamic law in contemporary Indonesia and lives up to the promise of its title. For those who are interested to know more about the position of Islamic law in Indonesia, particularly its current development, this book is a must. The editors and writers should be congratulated for their hard work put into depicting the contemporary status of Islamic law in Indonesia. Researchers working on other Southeast Asia countries in particular would find it helpful to consider the position of the Indonesian legal system in view of the fact that their histories and destinies are intertwined.—Farid Sufian Shuaib, Asian Journal of Comparative Law

This work is a much-needed addition to the literature on Islam in Indonesia and has established itself as a required reference for scholars interested in the state of Islamic legal thought and practice in contemporary Indonesia.—Robert W. Hefner, Journal of Law and Religion

The book is a collection of well-written chapters analyzing Islamic law and society in the world’s most populous Muslim state. In addition to contributing to Islamic legal studies, the volume includes highly accessible chapters that could be incorporated into undergraduate or graduate syllabi… A number of chapters deserve wide circulation. Overall, the volume is a welcome contribution to scholarship on Islamic law and society as well as political science. Scholars of Islamic law will appreciate the volume’s solid empirical grounding. From these foundations, future scholars will be able to branch out beyond the study of the religious courts and Acehnese Shari’a… Political scientists should appreciate the accessibility of the chapters, which can be easily integrated into courses on law and politics.—Jeremy Menchik, Law and Politics Book Review

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