A note on assigned readings and primary sources:
All references to Zubaida are to Sami Zubaida, Law and Power in the Islamic World (IB Tauris, 2003). This is available to purchase in the bookshop and on 3-day loan in the library.
Assigned readings and primary sources available in physical copies have been digitized and can be accessed via the links on the weekly seminar webpages.
If there is no link to a reading, that means it is available as an e-book or e-journal via the library catalogue.
Use the bibliography below, as well as the suggestions for further reading on the weekly seminar webpages, as your starting point for essays, dissertations and revision. It is not comprehensive! See the bibliographies of recent books for further suggestions, or ask me!
The most important journal in the field of Islamic legal history is Islamic Law and Society, available online via the library catalogue.
1. REFERENCE WORKS
The Encyclopaedia of Islam. This is the most important reference work. There are three different editions (the third still in progress); all available and cross-searchable online via the library catalogue.
The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures.
The New Cambridge History of Islam.
The Cambridge History of Turkey.
The Cambridge History of Egypt.
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought.
2. GENERAL WORKS
2.1 General Works on Islamic Law
Aziz al-Azmeh (ed.), Islamic Law: Social and Historical Contexts (Routledge, 1988).
Noel Coulson, A History of Islamic Law (Edinburgh UP, 1964).
Asaf Fyzee, Outlines of Muhammadan Law, 5th edition (Oxford UP India, 2009).
Wael Hallaq, The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law (Cambridge UP, 2005).
Wael Hallaq, An Introduction to Islamic Law (Cambridge UP, 2009).
Wael Hallaq, Shari'a: Theory, Practice, Transformations (Cambridge UP, 2009).
Mawil Izzi Dien, Islamic Law: from Historical Foundations to Contemporary Practice (Edinburgh UP, 2004).
Sadakat Kadri, Heaven on Earth: A Journey through Islamic Law (Vintage, 2013).
Chibli Mallat, An Introduction to Middle Eastern Law (Oxford UP, 2012).
Muhammad Khalid Masud et al, Dispensing Justice in Islam: Qadis and their Judgments (Brill, 2005).
Rudolph Peters & Peri Bearman, The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law (Ashgate, 2014).
Mathias Rohe, Islamic Law in Past and Present (Brill, 2014).
Joseph Schacht, An Introduction to Islamic Law (Clarendon Press, 1964).
Knut Vikor, Between God and the Sultan: A History of Islamic Law (C. Hurst, 2005).
2.2 General Works on Law
Lauren Benton, Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 (Cambridge UP, 2002).
Lauren Benton and Richard R. Ross, Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850 (New York University Press, 2014).
H.L.A. Hart, The Concept of Law, 3rd edition (Oxford UP, 2012).
Fernanda Pirie, The Anthropology of Law (Oxford UP, 2013).
Raymond Wacks, Law: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2008).
Raymond Wacks, Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2006).
2.3 General Works on Islamic History
Jonathan Berkey, The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 (Cambridge UP, 2003).
Jonathan Brown, Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2011).
Marshall Hodgson, The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, 3 vols. (University of Chicago Press, 1974-77).
R. Stephen Humphreys, Islamic History: A Framework for Enquiry (IB Tauris, 2009).
Ira Lapidus, A History of Islamic Societies, 3rd edition (Cambridge UP, 2014).
Francis Robinson (ed.), The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World (Cambridge UP, 1996).
Malise Ruthven, Islam: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2000).
Malise Ruthven, Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2007).
Adam Silverstein, Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2010).
3. PRIMARY SOURCES
3.1 Translations of pre-modern legal texts
Oussama Arabi, David Powers and Susan Spectorsky, Islamic Legal Thought: A Compendium of Muslim Jurists (Brill, 2013).
Laleh Bakhtiar, Encyclopedia of Islamic Law: A Compendium of the Major Schools (Kazi Publications, 2013).
Norman Calder, Jawid Mojaddedi and Andrew Rippin, Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2012).
Ibn al-Jawzi, The Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, trans. Michael Cooperson, 2 vols. (NYU Press, 2013-15).
Ibn Rushd, The Distinguished Jurist's Primer: A Translation of Bidāyat al-mujtahid, trans. Imran Nyazee, 2 vols. (Garnet, 1994-96).
Ibn Taymiyya, Public Duties in Islam: The Institution of the Hisba, trans. Muhtar Holland (Islamic Foundation, 1982).
William Jones, al-Sirajiyyah or the Mohammedan Law of Inheritance, with a Commentary (Kessinger, 2010).
al-Marghinānī, The Hedaya, or Guide: A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws, trans. Charles Hamilton, 4 vols. (Cambridge UP, 2013).
al-Māwardī, The Ordinances of Government: al-Aḥkām al-sulṭāniyya wa ʾl-wilāyat al-Dīniyya, ed. Wafaa Wahba (Garnet, 1996).
Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, trans. Nuh Ha Mim Keller (Amana Publications, 1997).
al-Qudūrī, The Mukhtaṣar of Imām Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Jaʿfar ibn Ḥamdān al-Qudūrī al-Baghdādī (362 AH - 428 AH): A Manual of Islamic Law According to the Hanafi School, trans. Tahir Kiani (Ta-Ha, 2010).
John Renard, Windows on the House of Islam: Muslim Sources on Spirituality and Religious Life (U of California Press, 1998).
al-Shāfiʿī, The Epistle on Legal Theory, trans. Joseph Lowry (New York UP, 2013).
Susan Spectorsky, Chapters on Marriage and Divorce: Responses of Ibn Ḥanbal and Ibn Rāhwayh (University of Texas Press, 1993).
3.2 Translated documents (pre-Ottoman)
Leonor Fernandes, “The Foundation of Baybars al-Jashankir: Its Waqf, History and Architecture,” Muqarnas 4 (1987), 21-42.
Donald Little, “Documents related to the estates of a merchant and his wife in late fourteenth-century Jerusalem,” Mamluk Studies Review 2 (1998), 93-193.
Donald Little, “Two fourteenth-century court records from Jerusalem concerning the disposition of slaves by minors,” Arabica 24 (1982), 16-49.
H. Lutfi, "A Study of Six Fourteenth-Century Iqrars from al-Quds relating to Muslim Women,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 26 (1983), 246-94.
H. Lutfi, "Iqrars from al-Quds: Emendations,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 28 (1985), 326-30.
H. Lutfi, "A Documentary Source for the Study of Material Life: A Specimen of the Ḥaram Estate Inventories from al-Quds in 1393 AD," Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 135 (1985): 213-226.
D.S. Richards, "Arabic documents from the Karaite community in Cairo," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 15 (1972): 105-162.
D.S. Richards, "Documents from Sinai concerning mainly Cairene property," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 28 (1985): 225-293.
3.3 Translated documents (Ottoman)
Michael Ursinus, Grievance Administration (Sikayet) in an Ottoman Province: The Kaymakam of Rumelia's Record Book of Complaints, 1781-83 (Routledge, 2005).
Numerous waqfiyyas (endowment deeds) have been published in English or French translation in the journal Annales islamologiques
, most of which is open access. Try searching "waqf," "waqfiyya," and "waqfiyyah."
Translations from court records are included in following books:
Haim Gerber, Crossing Borders: Jews and Muslims in Ottoman Law, Economy and Society (Isis Press, 2008).
Martin Hinds and Hamdi Sakkout, Arabic Documents from the Ottoman Period from Qasr Ibrīm (Egyptian Exploration Society, 1986).
Ruth Roded (eds.), Women in Islam and the Middle East: A Reader (IB Tauris, 2008).
Sarah Stein and Julia Phillips Cohen, Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950 (Stanford UP, 2014).
3.4 Modern Texts
Hamid Algar (trans. and ed.), Islam and Revolution: Writings and Declarations of Imam Khomeini (Mizan Press, 1981).
Qasim Amin, The Liberation of Women and the New Woman: Two Documents in the History of Egyptian Feminism, ed. and trans. Samiha Sidhom Peterson (American University in Cairo Press, 2000).
Albert Bergesen, The Sayyid Qutb Reader: Selected Readings on Politics, Religion and Society (Routledge, 2008).
Roxanne Euben and Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin Laden (Princeton UP, 2009).
Charles Kurzman, Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook (Oxford UP, 1998).
Charles Kurzman, Modernist Islam, 1840-1940: A Sourcebook (Oxford UP, 2002).
Sayyid Qutb, Milestones (Islamic Book Service, 2006).
Tariq Ramadan, What I Believe (Oxford UP, 2010).
Tariq Ramadan, Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation (Oxford UP, 2009).
Mahmoud Sadri and Ahmad Sadri (trans. and ed.), Reason, Freedom and Democracy in Islam: Essential Writings of Abdolkarim Soroush (Oxford UP, 2000).
Huda Shaawari, Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist, 1879-1924, ed. and trans. Margot Badran (Feminist Press, 1987).
4. SECONDARY STUDIES ON LEGAL, POLITICAL AND MORAL THOUGHT
Kecia Ali, Imam Shafi‘i: Scholar and Saint (Oneworld, 2011).
Ovamir Anjum, Politics, Law and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Peri Bearman, Rudolph Peters and Frank Vogel, The Islamic School of Law: Evolution, Devolution and Progress (Harvard UP, 2006).
Michael Cook, Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought (Cambridge UP, 2010).
Michael Cook, Forbidding Wrong in Islam: An Introduction (Cambridge UP, 2003).
Michael Cook, The Koran: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2000).
Patricia Crone, God’s Rule: Government and Islam, Six Centuries of Medieval Islamic Political Thought (Columbia University Press, 2010).
Patricia Crone, Medieval Islamic Political Thought (Edinburgh UP, 2005).
Patricia Crone, Roman, Provincial and Islamic Law: The Origins of the Islamic Patronate (Cambridge UP, 2002).
Linda Darling, A History of Social Justice and Political Power in the Middle East: The Circle of Justice from Mesopotamia to Globalization (Routledge, 2012).
Hamid Enayat, Modern Islamic Political Thought (IB Tauris, 2004).
John Esposito (ed.), Voices of Resurgent Islam (Oxford UP, 1985).
Najam Haider, "Contesting Intoxication: Early Juristic Debates over the Lawfulness of Alcoholic Beverages," Islamic Law and Society 20 (2013).
Wael Hallaq, A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul al-fiqh (Cambridge UP, 1999).
Wael Hallaq, Authority, Continuity and Change in Islamic Law (Cambridge UP, 2005).
Albert Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, 1798-1939 (Cambridge UP, 1983).
Baber Johansen, Contingency in a Sacred Law: Legal and Ethical Norms in the Muslim Fiqh (Brill, 1998).
G.H.A. Juynboll, Muslim Tradition: Studies in Chronology, Provenance and Authorship of Early Hadith (Cambridge UP, 2008).
Malcolm Kerr, Islamic Reform: The Political and Legal Theories of Muhammad ‘Abduh and Rashid Rida (University of California Press, 1966).
Gudrun Kramer, Hasan al-Banna (Oneworld, 2009).
Christopher Melchert, Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Oneworld, 2006).
Kevin Reinhart and Robert Gleave (eds), Islamic Law in Theory: Studies in Jurisprudence in Honor of Bernard Weiss (Brill, 2014).
Asma Sayeed, Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam (Cambridge UP, 2015).
Joseph Schacht, The Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence (Oxford UP, 1979).
Mark Sedgwick, Muhammad Abduh (Oneworld, 2009).
Amr Shalakany, "Between Identity and Redistribution: Sanhuri, Genealogy and the Will to Islamize," Islamic Law & Society 8 (2001).
Ahmed el Shamsy, The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History (Cambridge UP, 2013).
Muhammad Qasim Zaman, The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change (Princeton UP, 2002).
Muḥammad Qasim Zaman, Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism (Cambridge UP, 2012).
5. SECONDARY HISTORICAL STUDIES, PRE-MODERN
5.1. The Middle East and North Africa before the Ottoman Period
Jonathan Berkey, The Transmission of Knowledge in Medieval Cairo (Princeton UP, 1992).
Michael Chamberlain, Knowledge and Social Practice in Medieval Damascus, 1190-1350 (Cambridge UP, 2002).
J.S. Nielsen, Secular Justice in an Islamic State: Mazalim under the Bahri Mamluks (Netherlands Institute for the Near East, 1985).
Carl Petry, The Criminal Underworld in a Medieval Islamic Society: Narratives from Cairo and Damascus under the Mamluks (Middle East Documentation Center, 2012).
David Powers, Law, Society and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500 (Cambridge UP, 2009).
Megan Reid, Law and Piety in Medieval Islam (Cambridge UP, 2013).
Kristin Stilt, Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt (Oxford UP, 2012).
Alan Verskin, Islamic Law and the Crisis of the Reconquista: The Debate on the Status of Muslim Communities in Christendom (Brill, 2015).
5.2 The Ottoman Empire, pre-19th century
Yavuz Aykan, Rendre la justice à Amid: procedures, acteurs et doctrines dans le contexte ottoman du XVIIIème siècle (Brill, 2016).
Guy Burak, The Second Formation of Islamic Law: The Ḥanafī School in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (Cambridge UP, 2015).
Hulya Canbakal, Society and Politics in an Ottoman Town: Ayntab in the Seventeenth Century (Brill, 2007).
Boğaç Ergene, Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire: Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu, 1652-1744 (Brill, 2003).
Haim Gerber, State, Society and Law in Islam: Ottoman Law in Comparative Perspective (SUNY Press, 1994).
Haim Gerber, Islamic Law & Culture, 1600-1840 (Brill, 2012).
Rossitsa Gradeva, Rumeli under the Ottomans, 15th to 18th Centuries: Institutions and Communities (Isis Press, 2004).
Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim, Pragmatism in Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History (Syracuse UP, 2015).
Colin Imber, Ebu’s-su‘ud: The Islamic Legal Tradition (Stanford UP, 2009).
Colin Imber, Studies in Ottoman History and Law (Isis Press, 1996).
Ronald Jennings, Studies on Ottoman Social History in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Women, Zimmis and Sharia Courts in Kayseri, Cyprus and Trabzon (Isis Press, 1999).
Sabrina Joseph, Islamic Law on Peasant Usufruct in Ottoman Syria (Brill, 2012).
Leslie Peirce, Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab (U of California Press, 2003).
Kent Schull, M. Safa Saraçoğlu and Robert Zens (eds.), Law and Legality in the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey (Indiana UP, 2016).
Maurits van den Boogert, The Capitulations and the Ottoman Legal System: Qadis, Consuls and Beratlis in the Eighteenth Century (Brill, 2005).
5.3 Muslim India
Muzaffar Alam, The Languages of Political Islam: India, 1200-1800 (University of Chicago Press, 2004).
Mouez Khalfaoui, L'islam indien - pluralité ou pluralisme: le cas d'al-Fatāwā al-Hindiyya (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2008).
6. SECONDARY HISTORICAL STUDIES, MODERN
6.1 Ottoman Empire (inc. Egypt) during the reform period
Iris Agmon, Family and Court: Legal Culture and Modernity in Late Ottoman Palestine (Syracuse UP, 2005).
Marc Baer, "Death in the Hippodrome: Sexual Politics and Legal Culture in the Reign of Mehmet IV," Past & Present 210 (2011).
Betul Basaran, Selim III, Policing and Social Control in Istanbul at the End of the Eighteenth Century (Brill, 2014).
Khaled Fahmy, "The Anatomy of Justice: Forensic Medicine and Criminal Law in 19th-century Egypt," Islamic Law & Society 6 (1999).
Mark Hoyle, The Mixed Courts of Egypt (Graham & Trotman, 1991).
Avi Rubin, Ottoman Nizamiye Courts: Law and Modernity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
Kent Schull, Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity (Edinburgh UP, 2014).
Kent Schull, M. Safa Saraçoğlu and Robert Zens (eds.), Law and Legality in the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey (Indiana UP, 2016).
June Starr, Law as Metaphor: From Islamic Courts to the Palace of Justice (SUNY Press, 1992).
Ehud Toledano, Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East (University of Washington Press, 1997).
6.2 Colonial India
Michael Anderson, "Islamic Law and the Colonial Encounter in British India," in Institutions and Ideologies: A SOAS South Asia Reader
, ed. David Arnold and Peter Robb (Curzon, 1993), 165-85. Reprinted as an occasional paper by Women Living Under Muslim Laws, available online.
Joanna Bailkin, "The Boot and the Spleen: When Was Murder Possible in British India?" Comparative Studies in Society and History 48 (2006), 462-93.
Bernard Cohn, Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India (Princeton UP, 1996).
Jorg Fisch, Cheap Lives and Dear Limbs: The British Transformation of the Bengal Criminal Law, 1769-1817 (Franz Steiner, 1983).
Elizabeth Kolsky, Colonial Justice in British India: White Violence and the Rule of Law (Cambridge UP, 2011).
Ronald Wilson, Anglo-Muhammadan Law: A Digest (W. Thacker, 1901).
6.3 Colonial North Africa
Alan Christellow, Muslim Law Courts and the French Colonial State in Algeria (Princeton UP, 1985).
Marcel Morand, Introduction à l'étude du droit musulman algérien (Algiers: J. Carbonel, 1921).
6.4 Modern Egypt (post-1914)
Hussein Ali Agrama, Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt (University of Chicago Press, 2011).
Galal Amin, Whatever Happened to the Egyptian Revolution?, trans. Jonathan Wright (American University in Cairo Press, 2013).
Said Amir Arjomand and Nathan Brown, The Rule of Law, Islam and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran (State University of New York Press, 2014).
Guy Bechor, The Sanhuri Code and the Emergence of Modern Arab Civil Law, 1932 – 1949 (Brill, 2007).
Nathan Brown, The Rule of Law in the Arab World: Courts in Egypt and the Gulf (Cambridge UP, 2007).
Richard Debs, Islamic Law and Civil Code: The Law of Property in Egypt (Columbia UP, 2010).
Enid Hill, Mahkama!: Studies in the Egyptian Legal System (Ithaca Press, 1979).
Clark Lombardi, State Law as Islamic Law in Modern Egypt: The Incorporation of the Shari‘a into Egyptian Constitutional Law (Brill, 2006).
Gilles Kepel, Muslim Extremism in Egypt: The Prophet and the Pharoah, 2nd edition (University of California Press, 2003).
Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot, A History of Egypt: from the Arab Conquest to the Present Day (Cambridge UP, 2007).
Richard Mitchell, The Society of the Muslim Brothers, new edition (Oxford UP, 1993).
Tamir Moustafa, The Struggle for Constitutional Power: Law, Politics and Economic Development in Egypt (Cambridge UP, 2009).
Alison Pargeter, The Muslim Brotherhood: From Opposition to Power (Saqi Books, 2013).
Jacob Skovgaard-Petersen, Defining Islam for the Egyptian State: Muftis and Fatwas of the Dar al-Ifta (Brill, 1996).
Carrie Wickham, The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement (Princeton UP, 2013).
6.5 Modern Iran
Ervand Abrahamian, A History of Modern Iran (Cambridge UP, 2008).
Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, A Critical Introduction to Khomeini (Cambridge UP, 2014).
Said Amir Arjomand and Nathan Brown, The Rule of Law, Islam and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran (State University of New York Press, 2014).
Michael Axworthy, Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic (Allen Lane, 2013).
Ashk Dahlen, Islamic Law, Epistemology and Modernity: Legal Philosophy in Contemporary Iran (Routledge, 2015).
Nikki Keddie, Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution (Yale UP, 2006).
Vanessa Martin, Creating an Islamic State: Khomeini and the Making of a New Iran (IB Tauris, 2003).
Roy Mottahedeh, The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran (Oneworld, 2008).
Hammed Shahidian, Women in Iran: Gender Politics in the Islamic Republic (Greenwood, 2002).
Hammed Shahidian, Women in Iran: Emerging Voices in the Women's Movement (Greenwood, 2002).
6.6 Modern Middle East/North Africa - Other Countries, and General
Nathan Brown, Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World: Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government (SUNY Press, 2001).
Nathan Brown, When Victory is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics (Cornell UP, 2012).
Beshara Doumani (ed.), Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property and Gender (SUNY Press, 2003).
Baudouin Dupret, Standing Trial: Law and the Person in the Modern Middle East (IB Tauris, 2004).
Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Islamic Law and Society in the Sudan (Routledge, 2010).
P.M. Holt and M.W. Daly, A History of the Sudan: From the Coming of Islam to the Present Day, 6th edition (Routledge, 2011).
Aharon Layish and Gabriel Warburg, The Reinstatement of Islamic Law in Sudan under Numayri (Brill, 2002).
Mark Fathi Massoud, Law’s Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan (Cambridge UP, 2013).
Brinkley Messick, The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society (U of California Press, 1998).
Lawrence Rosen, The Anthropology of Justice: Law as Culture in Islamic Society (Cambridge UP, 1989).
Frank Vogel, Islamic Law and Legal System: Studies of Saudi Arabia (Brill, 2000).
Sami Zubaida, Islam, the People and the State: Political Ideas and Movements in the Middle East (IB Tauris, 2009).
6.7 Postcolonial South and Southeast Asia
Anatol Lieven, Pakistan: A Hard Country (Penguin, 2012).
Rubya Mehdi, The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan (Routledge, 2013).
Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr, Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism (Oxford UP, 1997).
Matthew Nelson, In the Shadow of Shari‘ah: Islam, Islamic Law and Democracy in Pakistan (C Hurst, 2011).
Michael Peletz, Islamic Modern: Religious Courts and Cultural Politics in Malaysia (Princeton UP, 2002).
Anita Weiss, Islamic Reassertion in Pakistan: Islamic Laws in a Modern State (Syracuse UP, 1986).
6.8 Muslims in Europe and North America
Rex Ahdar and Nicholas Aroney, Shari‘a in the West (Oxford UP, 2010).
Samia Bano, Muslim Women and Shari‘ah Councils: Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
John Bowen, Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves: Islam, the State and Public Space (Princeton UP, 2008).
John Bowen, Can Islam Be French? Pluralism and Pragmatism in a Secularist State (Princeton UP, 2011).
John Bowen, On British Islam: Religion, Law and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils (Princeton UP, 2016).
Gary Bunt, Islam in the Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic Environments (Pluto, 2003).
Jocelyne Cesari, When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and the United States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
Jocelyn Cesari, Muslims in the West After 9/11: Religion, Politics and Law (Routledge, 2009).
Robin Griffith-Jones, Islam and English Law: Rights, Responsibilities and the Place of the Shari‘a (Cambridge UP, 2013).
Kathleen Moore, The Unfamiliar Abode: Islamic Law in the United States and Britain (Oxford UP, 2010).
Tariq Ramadan, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam (Oxford UP, 2005).
Prakash Shah, Legal Pluralism in Conflict: Coping with Cultural Diversity in Law (Routledge-Cavendish, 2005).
6.9 Modern Muslim world: global / comparative
Maha-Hanaan Balala, Islamic Finance and Law: Theory and Practice in a Globalized World (IB Tauris, 2010).
William Clarence-Smith, Islam and the Abolition of Slavery (Hurst, 2005).
Michael Cook, Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective (Princeton UP, 2014).
Baudouin Dupret, La charia aujourd’hui: Usages de la reference au droit islamique (La Decouverte, 2012).
Noah Feldman, The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State (Princeton UP, 2012).
Rainer Grote and Tilmann Roder, Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity (Oxford UP, 2012).
Wael Hallaq, The Impossible State: Islam, Politics and Modernity’s Moral Predicament (Columbia University Press, 2012).
Robert Hefner, Shari'a Politics: Islamic Law and Society in the Modern World (Indiana UP, 2011).
W.J. Mommsen and J.A. de Moor, European Expansion and Law: The Encounter of European and Indigenous Law in 19th- and 20th-century Africa and Asia (Berg, 1992).
Lawrence Rosen, The Justice of Islam: Comparative Perspectives on Islamic Law and Society (Oxford UP, 2000).
Yuksel Sezgin, Human Rights under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, Egypt and India (Cambridge UP, 2013).
7.1 Women and Islamic Law (inc. Family Law)
Khaled Abou el Fadl, Speaking in God’s Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women (Oneworld, 2001).
Janet Afary, Sexual Politics in Modern Iran (Cambridge UP, 2009).
Kecia Ali, Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam (Harvard UP, 2010).
Hina Azam, Sexual Violation in Islamic Law: Substance, Evidence and Procedure (Cambridge UP, 2015).
Karen Bauer, Gender Hierarchy in the Qur'an: Medieval Interpretations, Modern Responses (Cambridge UP, 2015).
Ayesha Chaudhry, Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition (Oxford UP, 2013).
Miriam Cooke, Nazira Zeineddine: A Pioneer of Islamic Feminism (Oneworld, 2010).
Kenneth Cuno, Modernizing Marriage: Family, Ideology and Law in Nineteenth- and early Twentieth-Century Egypt (Syracuse UP, 2015).
Liat Kozma, Policing Egyptian Women: Sex, Law and Medicine in Khedival Egypt (Syracuse UP, 2011).
Rubya Mehdi and Jorgen Nielsen, Interpreting Divorce Law in Islam (DJOF, 2012).
Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Marriage on Trial: A Study of Islamic Family Law (IB Tauris, 2000).
Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran (Princeton UP, 1999).
Yossef Rapoport, Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society (Cambridge UP, 2007).
Ruth Roded, Women in Islam and the Middle East: A Reader (IB Tauris, 2007).
Ron Shaham, Family and Courts in Modern Egypt: A Study Based on Decisions by the Shari'a Courts, 1900-1955 (Brill, 1997).
Maya Shatzmiller, Her Day in Court: Women’s Property Rights in Fifteenth-Century Granada (Harvard University Press, 2007).
Amira Sonbol, Women, the Family and Divorce Laws in Islamic History (Syracuse UP, 1996).
Amira el-Azhary Sonbol, Beyond the Exotic: Women’s Histories in Islamic Societies (Syracuse University Press, 2005).
Nadia Sonneveld, Khul‘ Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices and Everyday Life (American University in Cairo Press, 2012).
Susan Spectorsky, Women in Classical Islamic Law: A Survey of the Sources (Brill, 2012).
Judith Tucker, Women in Nineteenth-Century Egypt (Cambridge UP, 1985).
Judith Tucker, In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (U of California Press, 1997).
Madeline Zilfi, Women and Slavery in the Late Ottoman Empire: The Design of Difference (Cambridge UP, 2012).
Madeline Zilfi, Women in the Ottoman Empire: Middle Eastern Women in the Early Modern Era (Brill, 1997).
7.2 Criminal Law
James E. Baldwin, "Prostitution, Islamic Law and Ottoman Societies," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 55 (2012), 117-52.
Uriel Heyd, Studies in Old Ottoman Criminal Law (Oxford UP, 1973). [Out of print: Email me if you want to read this]
Rudolph Peters, Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge UP, 2005).
Fariba Zarinebaf, Crime and Punishment in Istanbul, 1700-1800 (University of California Press, 2011).
7.3 Waqf (Trust) Law
John Barnes, An Introduction to Religious Foundations in the Ottoman Empire (Brill, 1986).
Gregory Kozlowski, Muslim Endowments and Society in British India (Cambridge UP, 2008).
David Powers, "Orientalism, Colonialism and Legal History: The Attack on Muslim Family Endowments in Algeria and India," Comparative Studies in Society and History 31 (1989).
Amy Singer, Charity in Islamic Societies (Cambridge UP, 2008).
7.4 Non-Muslims and Islamic Law
Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt (Stanford UP, 2014).
Anver Emon, Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law (Oxford UP, 2012).
Haim Gerber, Crossing Borders: Jews and Muslims in Ottoman Law, Economy and Society (Istanbul: Isis Press, 2008).
S.D. Goitein, A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza, 6 vols. (University of California Press, 1967-93).
Ronald Jennings, Christians and Muslims in Ottoman Cyprus and the Mediterranean World, 1571-1640 (NYU Press, 1992).
Milka Levy-Ruben, Non-Muslims in the Early Islamic Empire: From Surrender to Coexistence (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
7.5 Sexuality and Islamic Law
Vanja Hamzic, Sexual and Gender Diversity in the Muslim World: History, Law and Vernacular Knowledge (IB Tauris, 2016).