Thank you, Lev Weitz, for joining us as guest blog editor in April. In case you missed his essays, here they are: Documentary Sources and Islamic Legal History: The View … Continue reading Thank you, Lev Weitz!
By Lev Weitz For social historians, legal sources have been among the most captivating, tried-and-true means to get at the microhistorical detail of everyday life in times past. In the … Continue reading Fragments of Provincial Life
By Lev Weitz My last essay in this series showed how Arabic documentary sources can extend our view of the practical operation of Islamic law from urban centers into medieval … Continue reading Tax Receipts and Rent for a Mill: The Multiple Normative Orders of Medieval Islamic Societies
By Lev Weitz In my last essay on using digitized sources and databases for historical research with Arabic documents, I used the Arabic Papyrology Database (APD) to discern a concentration … Continue reading Tracing the Judicial Infrastructure of a Rural Province
By Lev Weitz For the past three decades, scholars have enriched the study of premodern Islamic law with a growing enthusiasm for ‘law in action’—law not only as the sharʿī … Continue reading Documentary Sources and Islamic Legal History: The View from the Provinces
Lev Weitz is a historian of the Islamic Middle East. His scholarly interests lie in the encounters among Muslims, Christians, and Jews that have shaped the Middle East’s history from … Continue reading Welcome to our April Guest Blogger: Lev Weitz
SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "The Long Arm of the Provincial Law: A Custody Battle in a Qāḍī Petition from the Medieval Fayyūm" (Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā 30 (2022)), Lev Weitz … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
A roundup of new academic scholarship in the field of Islamic law and legal history.