A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul al-fiqh / Edition 1 by Wael B. Hallaq | 9780521599863 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul al-fiqh / Edition 1

A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul al-fiqh / Edition 1

by Wael B. Hallaq
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521599865

ISBN-13: 9780521599863

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Wael B. Hallaq is already established as one of the most eminent scholars in the field of Islamic law. In his latest book, he traces the history of Islamic legal theory from its beginnings until the modern period. The book is the first of its kind in organization, approach to the subject, and critical apparatus, and as such will be an essential tool for the

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Wael B. Hallaq is already established as one of the most eminent scholars in the field of Islamic law. In his latest book, he traces the history of Islamic legal theory from its beginnings until the modern period. The book is the first of its kind in organization, approach to the subject, and critical apparatus, and as such will be an essential tool for the understanding of Islamic legal theory in particular and Islamic law in general. Its accessibility of language and style guarantees it a readership among students and scholars, as well as anyone interested in Islam and its evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599863
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. The formative period; 2. The articulation of legal theory: I; 3. The articulation of legal theory: II; 4. The legal text, the world and history; 5. Social reality and the response of theory; 6. Crises of modernity: toward a new theory of law?; Conclusion; References; Index.

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