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    DescriptionIslamic law (the Shari'a) and its application is a central issue in contemporary Islamic politics and culture. Starting from modern concerns, this book examines the origins and evolution of the Shari'a and the corpus of texts, concepts and practices in which it has been enshrined. Sami Zubaida here considers key historical episodes of political accommodations and contests between scholars and sultans. Drawing on modern examples, mainly from Egypt and Iran, Zubaida explores how the Shari'a has evolved and mutated to accommodate the workings of a modern state. Law and Power in the Islamic World is an original and significant contribution to the debates surrounding Islam and ideas of modernity. As such its appeal and importance range across a wide spectrum of readers.


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    Title
    Law and Power in the Islamic World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sami Zubaida
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781850439349
    ISBN 10: 1850439346
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFM
    BIC subject category V2: HRH, JPH
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    BIC subject category V2: LAFS
    BISAC V2.8: POL038000
    DC22: 340.59
    BIC subject category V2: 1QFM
    BISAC V2.8: REL037020
    LC classification: KBP144 .Z83 2005
    Thema V1.0: JPH, JBSR, LAFS, QRP
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    08 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sami Zubaida is Professor of Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London and a specialist in the religion, culture and politics of the Middle East. He is the author of Islam, the People and the State and co-editor of A Taste of Thyme: the Culinary Cultures of the Middle East (both I.B. Tauris)
    Review quote
    Abrar, 16th - 31st May 2005: 'A fascinating politico-social history of the relations between Islamic law and the procession of political masters which have ruled the Middle East since the Prophet's death.'