Roman, Provincial and Islamic Law: The Origins of the Islamic Patronate / Edition 1

Roman, Provincial and Islamic Law: The Origins of the Islamic Patronate / Edition 1

by Patricia Crone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521529492

ISBN-13: 9780521529495

Pub. Date: 07/18/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the cultural origins of Islamic law. Some authorities stress the importance of the contribution of Roman law; others that of Arabian law. Most are agreed that Jewish law contributed, but not explained further. Dr Crone tests the Roman hypothesis with reference to one institution, the patronate, which does indeed appear to owe something to Roman

Overview

This book examines the cultural origins of Islamic law. Some authorities stress the importance of the contribution of Roman law; others that of Arabian law. Most are agreed that Jewish law contributed, but not explained further. Dr Crone tests the Roman hypothesis with reference to one institution, the patronate, which does indeed appear to owe something to Roman law. He concludes that Roman law contributed only in so far as it was part and parcel of the rather different legal practice of the Near Eastern provinces, and that provincial law would repay further consideration by legal historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521529495
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/18/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series
Edition description:
FIRST/REPRINT
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The state of the field; 2. A practical guide to the study of Islamic law; 3. The Islamic patronate; 4. The case against Arabia; 5. The case against the non-Roman Near East: paramone; 6. The case for the Roman Near East; 7. Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; Index.

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