Justice and leadership in early Islamic courts

Rabb, Intisar A. and Abigail Krasner Balbale (editors)
Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School
Call Number
KBP1580 .J87 2017
Reference Only
Number of Pages
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Islamic courts -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Library of Congress Subject Heading 2
Islamic law -- Interpretation and construction -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses

I. Judicial procedure and practice during the founding period of Islamic law. Section introduction / William Graham
Chapter 1. The logic of excluding testimony in early Islam / Ahmed El Shamsy
Chapter 2. Circumstantial evidence in the administration of Islamic justice / Hossein Modarressi
Chapter 3. The curious case of Bughaybigha, 661-883 : land and leadership in early Islamic societies / Intisar A. Rabb
Chapter 4. A critique of adjudication : formative moments in early Islamic legal history / Nahed Samour
II. Concepts of justice in the ʻAbbāsid East. Section introduction / Intisar A. Rabb & Abigail Krasner Balbale
Chapter 5. Words of ʻajam in the world of Arab : translation and translator in early Islamic judicial procedure / Mahmood Kooria
Chapter 6. The Judge and the judge : the heavenly and earthly court of justice in early Islam / Christian Lange
Chapter 7. Justice, judges, and the law in three Arabic mirrors for princes, 8th-11th centuries / Louise Marlow
III. Judges and judicial practice in the Islamic West: Section introduction / Michael Cook
Chapter 8. Joking judges : a view from the medieval Islamic West / Maribel Fierro
Chapter 9. Judicial procedure and legal practice on liʻān (imprectory oath) in al-Andalus : evidence from model shurūṭ collections, 11th-12th Centuries / Delfina Serrano
Supplement: Reading with Roy : the scholarly output of Professor Roy Mottahedeh: Section introduction / Cemal Kafadar.

"The papers in this volume largely arise out of proceedings from a conference organized in honor of Professor Roy Mottahedeh upon the occasion of his retirement"--Page viii.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-230) and index.