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Religion, Law and Tradition Comparative Studies in Religious Law

By Andrew Huxley Copyright 2002
    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book brings together two scholarly traditions: experts in Roman, Jewish and Islamic law, an area where scholars tend to be familiar with work in each area, and experts in the legal traditions of South and East Asia, which have tended to be less interdisciplinary. The resulting mix produces new ways of looking at comparative law and legal history from a global perspective, and these essays contribute both to our understanding of comparative religion as well as comparative law.

    Introduction Andrew HuxleyChapter 1. Judaism Bernard JacksonChapter 2. Religious claims about Biblical Law Calum CarmichaelChapter 3. Canon Law Silvio FerrariChapter 4. Islam Lynn Welchman & Ian EdgeChapter 5. Hinduism: Once religious, always religious? Werner MenskiChapter 6. Buddhist Law Andrew HuxleyChapter 7. Law and religion in Han China Randall PeerenboomChapter 8. Jewish and Roman Philosophies of Law David DaubeChapter 9. Religious systems Jacques Vanderlinden


    Andrew Huxley was a barrister in the London criminal courts for some years. He has taught law at Oxford, Barbados and Hong Kong and, since 1984, at SOAS, London. He writes on the laws of Southeast Asia, on Buddhism and on the legal mechanism of globalization,