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Africa  

James Thuo Gathii

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter traces the two major trends in thinking about Africa’s engagement with international law from a historical perspective: ‘contributionists’ who emphasize Africa’s contributions ... More

Africa north of the sahara and arab countries  

Fatiha Sahli and Abdelmalek El Ouazzani

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter argues that the impact of Islam on the contribution of North Africa in the production of the norms of international law has been but relative. It must be associated with ... More

The Age of Development and Continuity, 12th–15th Centuries CE  

Marion Katz

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Oct 2015
This article examines the historical development and social and intellectual functioning of Islamic law in the twelfth through fifteenth centuries. In particular, it considers the ... More

al-Qaḍi  

Mohammad Fadel

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Oct 2016
The paradigmatic public institution associated with the application of Islamic law from the rise of Islam until the end of the nineteenth century has been the qadi. This essay examines the ... More

Alberico Gentili (1552–1608)  

Merio Scattola

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter examines Alberico Gentili’s life and teaching; Gentili and the history of international law; and Gentili and the doctrine of war. In Oxford, Alberico Gentili wrote a large ... More

Anglo-Muhammadan Law  

Syed Adnan Hussain

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Sep 2017
This article examines the historical origins, sources, and subject-matter jurisdiction of Anglo–Muhammadan law, along with its influence on the trajectories of Islamic law. After providing ... More

Animals  

Kristen Stilt

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Sep 2017
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 ... More

Anthropology and Islamic Law  

John R. Bowen

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Oct 2015
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 ... More

Bertha Von Suttner (1843–1914)  

Simone Peter

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter notes that the Austrian writer Bertha von Suttner was one of the leading figures of the late 19th-century peace movement. Her novel Die Waffen nieder! (Lay Down Your Arms!) ... More

The Caribbean  

David S. Berry

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter highlights some of the key issues and themes of Caribbean legal and historical development from the time of first contact between Europeans and the indigenous peoples of the ... More

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