Islamic Law in Action

Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt
Author(s): 
Stilt, Kristen
ISBN: 
9780199602438
Date published: 
June 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00

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.