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ILSP Lunch Talk :: A History Without Gaps: Legal Maxims and the Evolution of Islamic Law
November 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Mariam Sheibani, PhD Candidate, University of Chicago
Mariam Sheibani surveys the terminological and conceptual evolution of maxims in Shāfiʿī legal literature from the founding of the school in the ninth century to the emergence of maxim treatises in the fourteenth century. Examining this evolution not only provides a history of maxims without gaps, but it also offers unexpected insights about the significant role of maxims in negotiating jurists’ competing visions of the law.
Mediterranean lunch will be provided.
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