A History Of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction To Sunni Usul Al-fiqh by Wael B. HallaqA History Of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction To Sunni Usul Al-fiqh by Wael B. Hallaq

A History Of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction To Sunni Usul Al-fiqh

byWael B. Hallaq

Paperback | October 28, 1999

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Wael B. Hallaq is already established as one of the most eminent scholars in the field of Islamic law. In his latest book, he traces the history of Islamic legal theory from its beginnings until the modern period. The book is the first of its kind in organization, approach to the subject, and critical apparatus, and as such will be an essential tool for the understanding of Islamic legal theory in particular and Islamic law in general. Its accessibility of language and style guarantees it a readership among students and scholars, as well as anyone interested in Islam and its evolution.
Title:A History Of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction To Sunni Usul Al-fiqhFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:306 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:October 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521599865

ISBN - 13:9780521599863

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Table of Contents

1. The formative period; 2. The articulation of legal theory: I; 3. The articulation of legal theory: II; 4. The legal text, the world and history; 5. Social reality and the response of theory; 6. Crises of modernity: toward a new theory of law?; Conclusion; References; Index.

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Anyone interested in Islam and its evolution will want to read this fascinating compilation. In A History of Islamic Legal Theories, Wael B. Hallaq traces this history from its beginnings until the modern period. This is an essential tool for the understanding of Islamic legal theory in particular and Islamic law in general.

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"...this book offers reading of great value for anyone curious about the future--as well as the past--of Sunni jurisprudence." Earl Finbar Murphy, H-Net Reviews