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Introduction to Middle Eastern Law

Chibli Mallat


This book provides an introduction to the laws of the Middle East, defining the contours of a field of study that deserves to be called ‘Middle Eastern law’. It introduces Middle Eastern law as a reflection of legal styles, many of which are shared by Islamic law and the laws of Christian and Jewish Near Eastern communities. It offers a detailed survey of the foundations of Middle Eastern law, using court archives and an array of legal sources from the earliest records of Hammurabi to the massive compendia of law in the Islamic classical age, through to the latest decisions of Middle Eastern h ... More

Keywords: Middle Eastern law, Islamic law, shari'a, fiqh, ganun

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199230495
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230495.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chibli Mallat, author
Professor of Middle Eastern Law and Politics, University of Utah, EU Jean Monnet Professor of Law, Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut, and Visiting Professor, Princeton University