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A History of Islamic Legal Theories

A History of Islamic Legal Theories
An Introduction to Sunni Usul al-fiqh

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  • Date Published: September 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521599863

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  • Wael B. Hallaq has already established himself as one of the most eminent scholars in the field of Islamic law. In this book, first published in 1997, the author traces the history of Islamic legal theory from its early beginnings until the modern period. Initially, he focuses on the early formation of this theory, analysing its central themes and examining the developments which gave rise to a variety of doctrines. He concludes with a discussion of modern thinking about the theoretical foundations and methodology of Islamic law. In organisation, approach to the subject and critical apparatus, the book will be an essential tool for the understanding of Islamic legal theory in particular and Islamic law in general. This, in combination with an accessibility of language and style, will guarantee a readership among students and scholars and anyone interested in Islam and its evolution.

    • The first book to provide a history of Islamic legal theory and to explain its development in the contemporary context
    • Law is becoming an increasingly important part of Islamic studies and this book has already filled a niche
    • Hallaq is one of the top scholars in the field
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    • Date Published: September 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521599863
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Wael B. Hallaq, McGill University, Montréal

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