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Author Lange, Christian Robert, 1975- author
Title Justice, punishment and the medieval Muslim imagination / Christian Lange
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Descript 1 online resource (viii, 290 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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Series Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
The politics of punishment -- The eschatology of punishment -- Legal dimensions of punishment
How was the use of violence against Muslims explained and justified in medieval Islam? What role did state punishment play in delineating the private from the public sphere? What strategies were deployed to cope with the suffering caused by punishment? These questions are explored in Christian Lange's in-depth study of the phenomenon of punishment, both divine and human, in eleventh-to-thirteenth-century Islamic society. The book examines the relationship between state and society in meting out justice, Muslim attitudes to hell and the punishments that were in store in the afterlife, and the legal dimensions of punishment. The cross-disciplinary approach embraced in this study, which is based on a wide variety of Persian and Arabic sources, sheds light on the interplay between theory and practice in Islamic criminal law, and between executive power and the religious imagination of medieval Muslim society at large
TAEBDC; 2010
Link Print version: 9780521887823
Subject Punishment -- Islamic countries -- Religious aspects
Punishment -- Islamic countries -- History -- To 1500
Punishment (Islamic law) -- History -- To 1500
Alt Title Justice, Punishment & the Medieval Muslim Imagination
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