Tag Archives: Islamic law

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The National Archives of Afghanistan

A review of the Archif-e Milli (National Archives) in Afghanistan, Kabul. The Archif-e Milli in central Kabul is the appropriate base camp for the intrepid…

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Arson and Poisoning in the Ottoman Empire

A review of Alternative Claims on Justice and Law: Rural Arson and Poison Murder in the 19th Century Ottoman Empire, by Ebru Aykut Türker. Ebru…

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Chinese Muslims & Shari’a

A review of The Prophet and the Party: Shari’a and Sectarianism in China’s Little Mecca, by Matthew Erie. Since the People’s Republic reopened its doors…

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The Ottoman Learned Class, 1300-1600

A review of The Formation of the Ottoman Learned Class and Legal Scholarship (1300-1600), by Abdurrahman Atçıl. In this dissertation Abdurrahman Atçıl tackles two issues,…