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Harvard Series in Islamic Law 9

Leaving Iberia

Islamic Law and Christian Conquest in North West Africa

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$50.00 • £43.95 • €45.95

ISBN 9780674248205

Publication Date: 11/16/2021


432 pages

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

Harvard Series in Islamic Law


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Transliteration, Dates, and Online Resources
  • Introduction
    • 1. Leaving Iberia
  • I. Fishing with the Enemy: Zayyātī’s Selected Jewels, ca. 1480s to 1520s
    • 2. Iberian Reconquest and Crusade in North Africa
    • 3. Islamic Legal Resistance to Christian Conquest
  • II. Andalusīs in Africa and the Man from Marbella (Asnā al-matājir and the Marbella Fatwā), 1491
    • 4. Ibn Qaṭiyya’s Questions: “Emigrate from There to Here?”
    • 5. Wansharīsī’s Answers: Authority and Adaptation
  • III. Wahrānī’s “Fatwā” to the Moriscos, 1504
    • 6. Unsolicited Advice
  • IV. Christian Conquest Revisited: French Algeria and Mauritania, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
    • 7. Algeria: Hearing the News of al-Andalus
    • 8. Mauritania: Challenging Legal Filth
  • Conclusion: Centering the Maghrib
  • Appendices
    • Appendix A. Al-Jawāhir al-mukhtāra fīmā waqaftu ʿalayh min al-nawāzil bi-Jibāl Ghumāra. Selected Jewels: Legal Cases I Encountered in the Ghumāra Mountains. Excerpt from the Chapter on Jihād. Compiled by ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. al-Ḥasan al-Zayyātī (d. 1055/1645)
    • Appendix B. Asnā al-matājir fī bayān aḥkām man ghalaba ʿalā waṭanih al-Naṣārā wa-lam yuhājir, wa-mā yatarattabu ʿalayh min al-ʿuqūbāt waʾl-zawājir. The Most Noble Commerce: An Exposition of the Legal Rulings Governing One Whose Homeland Has Been Conquered by the Christians and Who Has Not Emigrated, and the Punishments and Admonishments Accruing to Him. By Aḥmad Abū al-ʿAbbās Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Wansharīsī (d. 914/1508)
    • Appendix C. The Marbella Fatwā. By Aḥmad Abū al-ʿAbbās Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Wansharīsī (d. 914/1508)
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Libraries and Archives Consulted
  • Bibliography
  • Indexes

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