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Harvard Series in Islamic Law 7

Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674984219

Publication Date: 12/25/2017


260 pages

6 x 9 inches

2 color illustrations, 1 line illustration, 1 map

Harvard Series in Islamic Law


  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • I. Judicial Procedure and Practice during the Founding Period of Islamic Law
    • Section Introduction [William Graham, Harvard University]
    • 1. The Logic of Excluding Testimony in Early Islam [Ahmed El Shamsy, University of Chicago]
    • 2. Circumstantial Evidence in the Administration of Islamic Justice [Hossein Modarressi, Princeton University]
    • 3. The Curious Case of Bughaybigha, 661–883: Land and Leadership in Early Islamic Societies [Intisar A. Rabb, Harvard Law School]
    • 4. A Critique of Adjudication: Formative Moments in Early Islamic Legal History [Nahed Samour, University of Helsinki]
  • II. Concepts of Justice in the ʿAbbāsid East
    • Section Introduction [Abigail Krasner Balbale, Bard Graduate Center & Intisar A. Rabb, Harvard Law School]
    • 5. Words of ʿAjam in the World of Arab: Translation and Translator in the Early Islamic Judicial Procedures [Mahmood Kooria, Leiden University]
    • 6. The Judge and the judge: The Heavenly and Earthly Court of Justice in Early Islam [Christian Lange, Utrecht University]
    • 7. Justice, Judges, and Law in Three Arabic Mirrors for Princes, 8th–11th Centuries [Louise Marlow, Wellesley College]
  • III. Judges and Judicial Practice in the Islamic West
    • Section Introduction [Michael Cook, Princeton University]
    • 8. Joking Judges: A View from the Medieval Islamic West [Maribel Fierro, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)]
    • 9. Judicial Procedure and Legal Practice on Liʿān (Imprectory Oath) in al-Andalus: The Evidence from Model Shurūṭ Collections, 11th–12th Centuries CE [Delfina Serrano, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)]
  • IV. Reading with Roy: The Scholarly Output of Professor Roy Mottahedeh
    • Section Introduction [Cemal Kafadar, Harvard University]
    • List of Publications
    • Tabula Gratulatoria
  • Contributors
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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