The expert witness in Islamic courts : medicine and crafts in the service of law / Ron Shaham.
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
x, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Between a witness, a reporter, and a judge : the probative status of the expert The right hand of Qadis : male experts in judicial practice Agents of patriarchy in the secluded world of women : females as expert witnesses The modern period Continuity and reform : the Egyptian expert system in a comparative perspective Revealing the secrets of the body : litigants, courts, and modern medicine in Egypt From physiognomy to DNA testing : developments in the establishment of paternity Conclusion : Islamic expert witnessing in comparative perspective.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -262) and index.
KBP4700 .S42 2010
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