This book is a tribute to Majid Khadduri and focuses on the three principal fields of his own work: Islamic and international law; ideas and personalities in the Arab world; and politics and diplomacy in the Middle East.
I: Introduction 1. The Life and Work of Majid Khadduri 2. Curriculum Vitae and Bibliography of Majid Khadduri II: Islamic and International Law 3. Islamic Law and the Challenge of Modem Times 4. The Legal Status of Jerusalem 5. Saudi Arabia, Culture Change, and the International Legal Order III: Ideas and Personalities in the Arab World 6. Ameen Rihani and the Hijaz-Najd Conflict: An Abortive Peace Mission 7. Arab Nationalism and the Idealist Politician: The Career of Sulayman al-Baruni 8. The Intellectual Origins and Ideas of the Ahali Group IV: Politics and Diplomacy in the Middle East 9. The Communist Movements in the Arab World 10. The Gilan Soviet Revolution, 1920–1921 11. The 1820 Expedition to the Gulf and the Decline of British Commercial Shipping