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Author Mallat, Chibli.

Title Introduction to Middle Eastern law / Chibli Mallat
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007


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Description xxvii, 455 pages ; 25 cm
Series Oxford scholarship online. net
Contents The formation of Middle Eastern law -- The contemporary Middle East : a historical primer -- Constitutional law : the specificity of Middle Eastern constitutionalism -- Constitutional review : the spread of constitutional councils and courts -- Judicial review : criminal and administrative law -- Introduction : from the age of codification to the age of case-law -- Civil law : style and substance -- Commercial law : globalization and tradition -- Family law : the search for equality
Summary "This book provides an introduction to the laws of the Middle East, defining the contours of a field of study that deserves to be called 'Middle Eastern law'. It introduces Middle Eastern law as a reflection of legal styles, many of which are shared by Islamic law and the laws of Christian and Jewish Near Eastern communities. It offers a detailed survey of the foundations of Middle Eastern law, using court archives and an array of legal sources from the earliest records of Hammurabi to the massive compendia of law in the Islamic classical age through to the latest decisions of Middle Eastern high courts. It focuses on the way legislators and courts conceive of law and apply it in the Middle East. It also builds on the author's extensive legal practice, with the aim of introducing the Middle Eastern law's main sources and concepts in a manner accessible to non-specialist legal scholars and practitioners alike."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-442) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Law -- Middle East.
Law -- Middle East -- History.
Constitutional law -- Middle East.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2007012837
ISBN 9780199230495