The development of Islamic law and society in the Maghrib
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The development of Islamic law and society in the Maghrib Qāḍīs, Muftīs and family law by David Stephan Powers

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Published by Ashgate Variorum in Farnham, Surrey, England, Burlington, Vt .
Written in English


  • Domestic relations,
  • History,
  • Inheritance and succession (Islamic law),
  • Divorce (Islamic law),
  • Trusts and trustees (Islamic law)

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid S. Powers
SeriesVariorum collected studies series, Collected studies
LC ClassificationsKQC156 .P69 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25205793M
ISBN 10140940370X
ISBN 109781409403708
LC Control Number2011925101

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