viii, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
9780812250275 hardcover ; alkaline paper 0812250273 hardcover ; alkaline paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-325) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Part I. Empire, household, and Christian community from late antiquity to the Abbasid Caliphate. Marriage and the family between religion and empire in late antiquity Christianizing marriage under early Islam Forming households and forging religious boundaries in the Abbasid Caliphate Part II. Christian family law in the making of caliphal society and intellectual culture. The ancient roots and Islamic milieu of Syriac family law Islamic institutions, ecclesiastical justice, and the practical shape of Christian communities Can Christians marry their cousins? : kinship, legal reasoning, and Islamic intellectual culture The many wives of Ahona : Christian polygamy in Islamic society Interreligious marriage and the multiconfessional social order Part III. Islamic law and Christian jurists after imperial fragmentation. "Christian Shariʻa" in confrontation and accommodation with Islamic law in the later medieval period Conclusion : Christians and Christian law in the making of the medieval Islamic empire.
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