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Between God and the Sultan: A History of Islamic Law

Vikor, Knut S.

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ISBN 10: 0195223977 / ISBN 13: 9780195223972
Published by Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing. A comprehensive semi-academic study with extensive footnotes, indiex, bibliography. Unread, as new in like DJ. 387 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 8071

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Title: Between God and the Sultan: A History of ...

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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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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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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