Fahmy, K., In Quest of Justice: Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt: [Review]

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Abstract

In recent years, common wisdoms about Ottoman and Egyptian socio-legal change in the long nineteenth century have been turned upside down thanks to a series of revisionist studies focusing on "law in action" and legal culture. The notion that the passage to modernity in the Middle East was a matter of competition between secular and religious forces is a case in point. Revisionist scholarship has refuted this narrative by historicizing and problematizing the concept of "secularization"; by showing that the ulama (Muslim learned class) were deeply involved in legal and administrative reform; and by highlighting the enduring importance of the sharia, albeit in new forms. In Quest of Justice makes a significant contribution to this scholarly momentum by offering a historical reconstruction and analysis of the connection between medicine and law in nineteenth-century Egypt. [from the article]
Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the History of Medicine
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • MEDICAL jurisprudence
  • ISLAMIC law
  • NONFICTION
  • IN Quest of Justice: Islamic Law & Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt (Book)
  • FAHMY, Khaled

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