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Abu al-Wafaʾ ʿAli Ibn ʿAqil

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — History of Law.

(d. 1119)

Hanbali jurist with rationalist leanings. In traditionalist eleventh-century Baghdad, his admiration for the mystic al-Hallaj (d. 922) led to his persecution and forced...

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P. V. Kane

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — History of Law.


An expert on Hindu law, and ‘National Professor of Indology’, he was the author of the seminal History of Dharmaśāstra (Ancient and Mediaeval Religious and Civil Law)...

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Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism — History of Law.

According to Dharmaśāstra, the civil and criminal law through which kings should administer their justice.

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