Book ID: CBB947184056

In Quest of Justice: Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt (2018)


Fahmy, Khaled Mahmoud (Author)

University of California Press

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 377 pp.
Language: English

In Quest of Justice provides the first full account of the establishment and workings of a new kind of state in Egypt in the modern period. Drawing on groundbreaking research in the Egyptian archives, this highly original book shows how the state affected those subject to it and their response. Illustrating how shari’a was actually implemented, how criminal justice functioned, and how scientific-medical knowledges and practices were introduced, Khaled Fahmy offers exciting new interpretations that are neither colonial nor nationalist. Moreover he shows how lower-class Egyptians did not see modern practices that fused medical and legal purposes in new ways as contrary to Islam. This is a major contribution to our understanding of Islam and modernity.

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Review Joseph Ben Prestel (2020) Review of "In Quest of Justice: Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt". American Historical Review (pp. 1118-1119). unapi

Review Avi Rubin (2020) Review of "In Quest of Justice: Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt". Bulletin of the History of Medicine (pp. 152-154). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Bergmans, Luc
Plofker, Kim L.
Koetsier, Teunis
Berggren, John Lennart
Lotfalian, Mazyar
Brouwer, Luitzen E. J.
History and Anthropology
مجله میراث علمی اسلام و ایران Scientific Heritage of Islam and Iran
Princeton University Press
Cambridge University Press
University Press of America
Oxford University Press
Science and religion
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Law and legislation
Cusanus, Nicolaus
Stifel, Michael
Faulhaber, Johann
Descartes, René
Wallis, John
Spinoza, Baruch
Malay; Malaysia
Early modern
19th century

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