The Rationale of Empire and the Hegemony of Law

Anver M. Emon

in Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661633
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743399 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Islamic Legal Studies

The Rationale of Empire and the Hegemony of Law

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This chapter offers a close reading of particular Islamic source texts that are invoked to justify various dhimmī rules. It also provides an analysis of an early legal proceeding to examine the dynamics of legal argument and reveal the potential hegemony that can be perpetuated in the name of the law.

Keywords: hegemony; law; empire; dignity; stoning; Ibn ‘Umar; ‘Abd Allah b. Salam

Chapter.  9202 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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