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Published: 12 January 2012

256 Pages | illustrative maps


ISBN: 9780199602438

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Islamic Law in Action

Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Kristen Stilt

  • Uses the methodology of legal realism to examine how the classical Islamic legal system worked in the real world
  • Provides a close historical study of the impact of law and the legal system on the commercial and religious life inthe period
  • The use of contemporary narratives in context provides real-life examples of the muhtasib at work