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Harmonizing similarities : a history of distinctions literature in Islamic law, Elias G. Saba

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Harmonizing similarities : a history of distinctions literature in Islamic law
Title
Harmonizing similarities
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a history of distinctions literature in Islamic law
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Elias G. Saba
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eng
Summary
"Harmonizing Similarities" is a study of the legal distinctions (al-furūq al-fiqhiyya) literature and its role in the development of the Islamic legal heritage. This book reconsiders how the public performance of Islamic law helped shape legal literature. It identifies the origins of this tradition in contemporaneous lexicographic and medical literature, both of which demonstrated the productive potential of drawing distinctions. "Harmonizing Similarities" is a study of the legal distinctions (al-furūq al-fiqhiyya) literature and its role in the development of the Islamic legal heritage. This book reconsiders how the public performance of Islamic law helped shape legal literature. It identifies the origins of this tradition in contemporaneous lexicographic and medical literature, both of which demonstrated the productive potential of drawing distinctions. Saba demonstrates the implications of the legal furūq and how changes to this genre reflect shifts in the social consumption of Islamic legal knowledge. The interest in legal distinctions grew out of the performance of knowledge in formalized legal disputations. From here, legal distinctions incorporated elements of play through its interactions with the genre of legal riddles. As play, books of legal distinctions were supplements to performance in literary salons, study circles, and court performances; these books also served as mimetic objects, allowing the reader to participate in a session virtually. Saba underscores how social and intellectual practices helped shape the literary development of Islamic law and that literary elaboration became a main driver of dynamism in Islamic law"--
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Saba, Elias G.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Islam -- thought culture, and society
Series volume
volume 1
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  • Islamic law
  • Islamic law
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Harmonizing similarities : a history of distinctions literature in Islamic law, Elias G. Saba
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 248 pages
Isbn
9783110604054
Lccn
2019946400
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Harrassowitz Verlag
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(OCoLC)1096287355
Label
Harmonizing similarities : a history of distinctions literature in Islamic law, Elias G. Saba
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 248 pages
Isbn
9783110604054
Lccn
2019946400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Harrassowitz Verlag
System control number
(OCoLC)1096287355

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