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Author Debs, Richard A.
Title Islamic law and civil code : the law of property in Egypt / Richard A. Debs ; forewords by Frank E. Vogel and Ridwan Al-Sayyid.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2010]

Subject Property -- Egypt.
Property (Islamic law) -- Egypt.
Property (Islamic law)
Alt Name Vogel, Frank E.
Sayyid Raḍwān, ʻAbd al-Wahhāb.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 191 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-179) and index.
Contents The classical Islamic law of property -- Traditional Islamic law in the modern era -- The introduction of a western civil code system -- Property law under the first civil codes -- The development of a national legal system -- Property law under the Civil Code of 1949.
Summary Richard A. Debs analyzes the classical Islamic law of property based on the Shari'ah, traces its historic development in Egypt, and describes its integration as a source of law within the modern format of a civil code. He focuses specifically on Egypt, a country in the Islamic world that drew upon its society's own vigorous legal system as it formed its modern laws. He also touches on issues that are common to all such societies that have adopted, either by choice or by necessity, Western legal systems. Egypt's unique synthesis of Western and traditional elements is the outcome of an effort to respond to national goals and requirements. Its traditional law, the Shari'ah, is the fundamental law of all Islamic societies, and Debs's analysis of Egypt's experience demonstrates how Islamic jurisprudence can be sophisticated, coherent, rational, and effective, developed over centuries to serve the needs of societies that flourished under the rule of law. -- Book jacket.
Note In English.
Print version record.
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ISBN 9780231520997 (electronic bk.)
0231520999 (electronic bk.)
9780231150446 (cloth ; alk. paper)
023115044X (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612796593
OCLC # 674689536
Additional Format Print version: 9786612796593
Print version: Islamic law and civil code. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010 9780231150446 (DLC) 2009049736 (OCoLC)472793242