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Author Gómez-Rivas, Camilo, author

Title Law and the Islamization of Morocco under the Almoravids : the fatwas of Ibn Rushd al-Jadd to the far Maghrib / by Camilo Gomez-Rivas
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2014
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Series Studies in the History and Society of the Maghrib ; 6
Studies in the history and society of the Maghrib ; 6
Contents Fatwas to Marrakesh : regulation of the city market and the symbolic authority of Maliki learning -- Fatwas to the far Maghrib: Ibn Rushd's consultations for the amir and cases of murder and stolen cattle -- Fatwas to Ceuta : water rights, judicial review, and Ibn Rushd's correspondence with al-Qāḍīi ʻIyāḍ -- Epilogue
Summary This book investigates the development of legal institutions in the Far Maghrib during its unification with al-Andalus under the Almoravids (434-530/1042-1147). A major contribution to our understanding of the twelfth-century Maghrib and the foundational role played by the Almoravids, it posits that political unification occurred alongside urban transformation and argues that legal institutions developed in response to the social needs of the growing urban spaces as well as to the administrative needs of the state. Such social needs included the regulation of market exchange, the settlement of commercial disputes, and the privatization and individualization of property
Notes Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Yale University, 2009) issued under title: The Fatwas of Ibn Rushd al-Jadd to the Far Maghrib
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ibn Rushd, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, 1058-1126.
Fatwas -- Morocco -- History -- To 1500.
Islamic law -- Morocco -- History -- To 1500.
Law -- Morocco -- History -- To 1500.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004279849 (electronic bk)
9789004279841 (electronic bk)