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100 1  Freamon, Bernard K 
245 10 Conceptions of equality and slavery in Islamic law: 
       Tribalism, piety, and pluralism 
300    413 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-
       01, Section: A, page: 0324 
500    Adviser: George P. Fletcher 
502    Thesis (J.S.D.)--Columbia University, 2007 
520    This dissertation undertakes an examination of conceptions
       of human equality in Islamic law. The dissertation uses 
       the history of slavery and its abolition in several Muslim
       locales as a vehicle for uncovering juridical and 
       sociolegal factors that play a role in shaping ideas about
       equality in Islamic law and practice. It concludes that in
       many circumstances Islamic conceptions of equality have 
       become historically impoverished. It argues that the 
       pietistic egalitarianism advanced by the Prophet Muhammad 
       and his immediate successors have been overtaken by 
       cultural, tribal, and historical imperatives. The 
       dissertation first engages in a hermeneutic examination of
       conceptions of equality in the core Islamic texts. It then
       focuses on the history of slavery and abolition in Egypt. 
       After thoroughly exploring the events in Egypt, it 
       compares abolition in Egypt with similar events in 
       Zanzibar, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia. The dissertation 
       concludes that abolition was most difficult, and 
       conceptions of equality most impoverished, in contexts 
       where non-pluralist milieus and Arab tribalism were 
       particularly strong 
590    School code: 0054 
590    DDC 
650  4 Religion, General 
650  4 History, African 
650  4 History, Middle Eastern 
650  4 Law 
690    0318 
690    0331 
690    0333 
690    0398 
710 20 Columbia University 
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