Negotiating Justice in the Islamic World

History 103F.004

Spring 2016
Section: 
004
Instructor: 
Location: 
115 Barrows
Day & Time: 
Th 400-600
CCN: 
39390
Units: 
4

The seminar will examine various paths open to Muslim and non-Muslim subjects under Islamic rule - since the rise of Islam and up to the modern period - to pursue justice and protect their interests within the existing legal structure. Among the issues we will discuss are petitioning the ruler, the shari‘a and nizami courts, constitutions, and traditional law.