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Animals

Kristen Stilt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Law and Society; History of Law. 10864 words.

This chapter examines the scholarship in the new and growing field of study of Islamic animal law. It starts by defining the field of animal law generally and then explaining what makes...

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Anthropology and Islamic Law

John R. Bowen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Law; Law and Society; Family Law. 7104 words.

The anthropology of Islamic law is concerned centrally with observing and analyzing practices governed by explicit norms that are given Islamic justification, from commercial transactions...

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Custom in the Islamic Legal Tradition

Ayman Shabana.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Law and Society; History of Law. 8712 words.

This article offers a survey of modern scholarship on the role of custom in the Islamic legal tradition. It begins with a definition of the concept of custom and also the relationship...

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The Right to Bear Arms

Saul Cornell.

in The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Law; Constitutional and Administrative Law; History of Law; Law and Society. 11346 words.

This chapter examines what the U.S. Constitution says about the right to bear arms. It begins with an overview of the changing meaning of the right to bear arms in American history, along...

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