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Islamic Legal Revival : Reception of European Law and Transformations in Islamic Legal Thought in Egypt

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In this meticulously researched volume, Leonard Wood presents his ground breaking history of Islamic revivalist thought in Islamic law. Islamic Legal Revival: Reception of European Law and Transformations in Islamic Legal Thought in Egypt, 1879-1952 brings to life the tumultuous history of colonial interventions in Islamic legal consciousness during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It tells the story of the rapid displacement of local Egyptian and Islamic law by transplanted European codes and details the evolution of resultant movements to revive Islamic law. Islamic legal revivalist movements strove to develop a modern version of Islamic law that could be codified and would replace newly imposed European laws. Wood explains in unparalleled depth and with nuance how cutting-edge trends in European legal scholarship inspired influential revivalists and informed their methods in legal thought.Timely and provocative, Islamic Legal Revival tells of the rich achievements of legal experts in Egypt who disrupted tradition in Islamic jurisprudence and created new approaches to Islamic law that were distinctively responsive to demands of the contemporary world. The story told bears important implications for understandings of Egyptian history, Islamic legal history, comparative law, and deeply contested and highly transformative interactions between European and Islamic thought.
Number of Pages: 325
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Law
Series Title: Oxford Islamic Legal Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Leonard Wood
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2016
TCIN: 51505084
UPC: 9780198786016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-2436

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