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Title:
Women in Muslim family law
Author:
Esposito, John L.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xv, 195 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1460 Lexile.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780815629085
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

An exploration of family law as it pertains to women with regard to marriage, divorce and inheritance in the Middle East. This second edition is revised to expand and update coverage of family law reforms that have taken place throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. It focuses on the historical and legal context for reform, and the methodology and extent of contemporary legal trends, particularly in Egypt and Pakistan.


Author Notes

John L. Esposito is director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. xiii
1. The Sources of Islamic Lawp. 1
2. Classical Muslim Family Lawp. 12
3. Modern Muslim Family Law in Comparative Perspectivep. 47
4. Toward a Legal Methodology for Reformp. 127
Notesp. 167
Modern Legal Codes Consultedp. 175
Suggested Readingsp. 177
Indexp. 183

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