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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195134056
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780195336511 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195134056.001.0001
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Abbasid Dynasty

Mathieu Tillier and Carol C. Macomber.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 1385 words.

As early as the 680s, the Umayyad Dynasty had to confront various Shiʿi opposition movements calling for the caliphate to

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Aboriginal Law

Jeremy Alexander Brown.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 1100 words.

Prior to British colonization of Australia in 1788, the continent had been inhabited by natives known as Aboriginal Australians

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Abortion in Hindu Law

Brinderpal Singh Sehgal.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 1047 words.

Neither abortion nor birth control is acceptable to many Hindus whose tradition, as reflected in ancient texts, is pro-natal and

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Abrogation of Legal Norms (<i>Naskh</i>)

Eric Chaumont and Johanna M. Baboukis.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 1111 words.

Abrogation, in Arabic naskh or al-nāsikh wa al-mansūkh, “the abrogating and the abrogated,” is a term for theories dealing with

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Absolutism

Ulrike Müssig.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 2137 words.

In western European history, during the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, absolutism was the prevailing form of monarchy. The princely

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Abu Hanifa, al-Nuʿman ibn Thabit

Hiroyuki Yanagihashi.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 565 words.

(c.a.h. 80/699 c.e.a.h. 150/767 c.e.).

Abu Hanifa was a theologian and the eponym of the Hanafi

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Abu Yaʿla, Muhammad ibn al-Husayn ibn al-Farraʾ al-Baghdadi

Birgit Krawietz.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 313 words.

(d. a.h. 458/1066 c.e.). Muhammad ibn al-Husayn ibn al-Farraʾ al-Baghdadi Abu Yaʿla was a famous eleventh-century Hanbali scholar with a

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Abu Yusuf, Yaʿqub Ibn Ibrahim

Nurit Tsafrir.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 539 words.

(a.h.113/731 c.e.– a.h. 182/798 c.e.)Yaʿqub ibn Ibrahim Abu Yusuf al-Ansari was a renowned Muslim jurist who lived in Kufa and

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Academics

John Henry Schlegel.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 5886 words.

The formal teaching of law in the United States has passed from individual attorneys acting as masters to their apprentices,

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Accessory and Principal in Chinese Law

Arnd Helmut Hafner.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 1020 words.

The penal liability for offenses committed by two or more persons was graduated in classical Chinese law by the degree

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