Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Rudolph Peters
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521796709

ISBN-13: 9780521796705

Pub. Date: 04/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In recent years some of the more fundamentalist regimes in the developing world (such as those of Iran, Pakistan, Sudan and the northern states of Nigeria) have reintroduced Islamic law in place of western criminal codes. Rudolph Peters presents a detailed account of the classical doctrine and traces the enforcement of criminal law from the Ottoman period to the

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In recent years some of the more fundamentalist regimes in the developing world (such as those of Iran, Pakistan, Sudan and the northern states of Nigeria) have reintroduced Islamic law in place of western criminal codes. Rudolph Peters presents a detailed account of the classical doctrine and traces the enforcement of criminal law from the Ottoman period to the present day. Accounts of actual cases, ranging from theft and banditry to murder, fornication and apostasy, shed light on the complexities of the law, and the sensitivity and intelligence of the qadis who implemented it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521796705
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Series:
Themes in Islamic Law Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
895,154
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Maps; 1. Introduction; 2. The classical doctrine; 3. The implementation of Islamic criminal law in the pre-modern period: the Ottoman Empire; 4. The eclipse of Islamic criminal law; 5. Islamic criminal law today; 6. Conclusion; Glossary of technical terms; Bibliography; Suggestions for further reading; Index.

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