Early Maliki Law. Ibn ‘Abd al-Hakam and His Major Compendium of Jurisprudence.

Brockopp, Jonathan E./ Ibn Abd Al-Hakam,

Book ID: 23870

ISBN:      9789004116283


8vo. xix, [1], 312 pp., frontispiece, English with some Arabic text, cloth in d/w, appendix, biblio, index, Studies in Islamic Law and Society Series Volume 14, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 2000.


A biography of ‘Abd Allah b. ‘Abd al-Hakam, an important figure in the nascent Maliki school, and an introduction to his compendium of law. The subject of the Arabic text is the law of slavery, and two chapters examine early Maliki slave law in the context of other Near Eastern legal codes.

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