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Indiana series in Sephardi and Mizrahi studies.
"In early 20th-century Yemen, a sizable Jewish population was subject to sumptuary laws and social restrictions. Jews regularly came into contact with Islamic courts and Muslim jurists, by choice and by necessity, became embroiled in the most intimate details of their Jewish neighbors' lives. Mark S. Wagner draws on autobiographical writings to study the careers of three Jewish intermediaries who used their knowledge of Islamic law to manipulate the shari'a for their own benefit and for the good of their community. The result is a fresh perspective on the place of religious minorities in Muslim societies"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-200) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The Islamic judicial system and the Jews Changing God's law Muslim Jews and Jewish Muslims Concord and conflict in economic life Intercommunal violence and the Shari[ayn]a.
KMX1246.7.M56 W34 2015
Bloomington Indianapolis : Indiana University Press,