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A History of the Survival of Tanzimat and Sharia in the British Mandate and the Jewish State
Islamic Law in Palestine and Israel Synopsis
Robert Eisenman’s classic work, Islamic Law in Palestine and Israel: A History of the Survival of Tanzimat and Sharia, examines how Islamic law, such as Sharia law, survived in Palestine and Israel in a pure form perhaps longer than in any other Ottoman successor state.
It did this for a variety of reasons, chief among which are the innate conservatism of the British and the inability of the Israelis, particularly in the country’s early days, to do much about it. Besides Lebanon and Gaza, only in Israel did those three great monuments of Islamic and Ottoman modernism: the Ottoman Law of Family Rights, the Ottoman Land Code, and the Mecelle-i Akham-i Adliye, survive simultaneously.
Author, Robert Eisenman, traces this continuity from Ottoman times in terms understandable to both specialists, lawyers, and laypersons. The anomaly of Islamic laws', such as Sharia law, survival against the backdrop of British legal concepts and renascent Jewish nationalism is delineated completely. Detailed attention is also given to the effect, or non-effect, of such Israeli reforms in Women’s Equal Rights Law on the Muslim community and on Islamic law, as well as to the creation of Israeli hybrid laws, such as the Land Law of 1969, and a new Israeli modernism.
The situation in Israel today remains more or less the same. In some areas beyond the 1967 Green Lines, where Israeli Law has been applied, it is as described in this book. In others, which have not been annexed or where it has not, Jordanian Law for the most part still obtains.
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Primary BISAC Category: POL059000
Political Science / World / Middle Eastern
Secondary BISAC Category: LAW109000
Law / Government / General
Print ISBN-13: 9780990868552
Print ISBN-10: 0990868559
eBook ISBN: 9781311051011
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Other Books by Robert Eisenman
- The Dead Sea Scrolls and the First Christians
- The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Roots of Christianity and Islam: Re-Erecting the Fallen Tent of David in the Land North of Damascus
- James the Brother of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls Volume 1
- James the Brother of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls Volume 2
- James the Just in the Habakkuk Pesher
- Maccabees, Zadokites, Christians, and Qumran
- The New Jerusalem: A Millennium Poetic / Prophetic Travel Diario, 1959-62
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