Islamic Law and Qajar Society

Islamic Law and Qajar Society

A lecture by Nobuaki Kondo, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

The studies on Qajar Iran did not pay much attention to Islamic law. The Western-inspired Qajar intellectuals sought to establish modern secular law (qanun), but rarely discussed shari‘a. However, the Iranian civil law of 1928–36, which included many elements from Islamic law, indicates that the law provided a basic infrastructure for society. Based on the shari‘a court records and documents from Qajar Iran, Kondo will ...

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9 attendees (None invited)


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