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Author Weitz, Lev E., author.

Title Between Christ and Caliph : law, marriage, and Christian community in early Islam / Lev E. Weitz
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Divinations: rereading late ancient religion
Contents Cover; Contents; A Note on Transliteration, Translations, and Dates; Introduction; PART I. EMPIRE, HOUSEHOLD, AND CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO THE ABBASID CALIPHATE; 1. Marriage and the Family Between Religion and Empire in Late Antiquity; 2. Christianizing Marriage Under Early Islam; 3. Forming Households and Forging Religious Boundaries in the Abbasid Caliphate; PART II. CHRISTIAN FAMILY LAW IN THE MAKING OF CALIPHAL SOCIETY AND INTELLECTUAL CULTURE; 4. The Ancient Roots and Islamic Milieu of Syriac Family Law
5. Islamic Institutions, Ecclesiastical Justice, and the Practical Shape of Christian Communities6. Can Christians Marry Their Cousins? Kinship, Legal Reasoning, and Islamic Intellectual Culture; 7. The Many Wives of Ahona: Christian Polygamy in Islamic Society; 8. Interreligious Marriage and the Multiconfessional Social Order; PART III. ISLAMIC LAW AND CHRISTIAN JURISTS AFTER IMPERIAL FRAGMENTATION; 9. "Christian Shariʿa" in Confrontation and Accommodation with Islamic Law in the Later Medieval Period; Conclusion. Christians and Christian Law in the Making of the Medieval Islamic Empire
NotesBibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Acknowledgments
Summary In Between Christ and Caliph, Lev E. Weitz examines the multiconfessional society of early Islam through the lens of shifting marital practices of Syriac Christian communities, arguing that interreligious negotiations lie at the heart of the history of the medieval Islamic empire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 12, 2018)
Subject Domestic relations -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity -- History -- To 1500
Marriage (Canon law) -- Eastern churches -- History -- To 1500
Marriage (Islamic law) -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500
Marriage law -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500
Syriac Christians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500
Domestic relations.
Interfaith relations.
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Manners and customs.
Marriage (Canon law) -- Eastern churches.
Marriage (Islamic law)
Marriage law.
Islamic Empire -- Social life and customs
Islamic Empire.
Middle East.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812295110