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Hamzić, Vanja (2013) Toward an Interruptive History of Islamic Law. In: Global Law and Economic Policy Workshop, January 2013, Institute for Global Law and Policy (of Harvard Law School), Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper critically assesses the potentials and the limits of the two major streams of historiography of Islamic law - the 'scripturalist' and the 'new historian' stream - in order to account for many significant yet often overlooked factors that have shaped the course and contents of Islamic legal tradition, including those of (cyclical) globalisation(s), vernacular knowledge systems, cultural revolutions, crude periodisations and modernist re-configurations. The paper looks into historical narratives of Islamic law from various temporal and cultural contexts, in an attempt to challenge the mainstream, non-vernacular periodisations and generalisations of certain long-lasting historical phenomena.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
Keywords: Islamic Law, Islamic Legal Tradition, Islamic Historiography, Historical Methods
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
School Research Centres > Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
K Law > KB Religious Law in General > KBP Islamic Law
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 08:50
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/16983

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