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Author Lev, Yaacov, author.

Title The administration of justice in medieval Egypt : from the seventh to the twelfth century / Yaacov Lev.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture series
Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book shows how political and administrative forces shaped the way justice was applied in medieval Egypt. It introduces the model that evolved during the 7th to the 9th centuries, which involved 4 judicial institutions: the cadi, the court of complaint, the police/shurta and the Islamized market law.
Contents Intro -- The Administration of Justice in Medieval Egypt -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Issues and Methodology -- Part One The Cadi: Judge and Administrator -- 1 The Cadi's Jurisdiction: Evolution and Consolidation -- 2 Sunnıˉ Rulers and Their Cadis -- 3 Ismaˉʿıˉlıˉ Rulers and the Judicial System -- Part Two Judicial Institutions outside the Pale of Islamic Law -- 4 Criminal Justice and the Police -- 5 The Law of the Market -- 6 The Ruler's Justice: The Maz˙al̄im Institution -- Part Three The Administration of Justice in non-Muslim Communities
7 Judicial Autonomy: Medieval Realities and Modern Discourse -- 8 The Administration of Justice in a Broader Perspective -- Bibliography -- Index
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Subject Justice, Administration of -- Egypt -- History.
Law, Medieval.
HISTORY / Middle East / Egypt
Justice, Administration of.
Law, Medieval.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Original 1474459234 9781474459235 (OCoLC)1122451424
ISBN 9781474459266 electronic book
1474459269 electronic book