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The Documented Life

Reem A. Meshal

in Sharia and the Making of the Modern Egyptian: Islamic Law and Custom in the Courts of Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166174
eISBN:
9781617975509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166174.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

A written document sets out a legal situation and its resolution in a transportable and permanent form. In this way, it mediates between the individual and the world. It detaches the person from ... More


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