A Common Justice: The Legal Allegiances of Christians and Jews Under Early Islam
Uriel I. Simonsohn
344 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4349-9 | $79.95 | £52.00
A volume in the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion series
"This is a very welcome book. It offers a theoretically informed and up-to-date analysis of the workings of social power within communities that lived side by side, even if they are said to have lived separate lives."–Arietta Papaconstantinou, Université Paris I
Focusing on the late seventh to early eleventh centuries in the region between Iraq in the east and present-day Tunisia in the west, this study explores the multiplicity of judicial systems that coexisted under early Islam to reveal a complex array of social obligations that connected individuals across confessional boundaries.
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