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Author Stilt, Kristen

Title Islamic law in action : authority, discretion, and everyday experiences in Mamluk Egypt / by Kristen Stilt
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- The Mamluk sultanage and Islamic legal history -- Introducing the Muhtasib -- Muslim devotional and pious practices -- Serious crimes or minor offences? -- Managing Christians and Jews -- Market regulation and consumer protection -- The markets for essential bread -- Currency and taxes -- Keeping the peace
Summary Taking a 'law in action' approach to the study of Islamic law through a focus on the activities of the muhtasib in medieval Cairo and Fustat, this book paints a clear picture of the practice of Islamic law at the time. Connecting theory and practice, it sheds new light on the lived experience of the legal system
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Law -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500
Trade regulation -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500
Trade regulation (Islamic law) -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500
Muḥtasib -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500
Trade regulation
Trade regulation (Islamic law)
SUBJECT Egypt -- History -- 1250-1517.
Subject Egypt
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780191729348