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Legal Knowledge and Local Practices under the Early ʿAbbāsids

Mathieu Tillier

in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199915408
eISBN:
9780199332816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915408.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter examines the development of a ‘normative pluralism’ in Muslim jurisprudence under the ʿAbbāsids. It emphasises that the caliphs had risen to power through their claims to ‘restore ... More


The Azd and the Early Islamic State

Brian Ulrich

in Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436793
eISBN:
9781474464857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436793.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter argues that the degree of centralization within the Islamic conquests differed between east and west, with the western conquests being more of an independent tribal movement which the ... More


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