One of the Best Introductions to Islamic Law Macdonald, Duncan B. Development of Muslim Theology, Jurisprudence and Constitutional Theory. Originally published: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903. xii, 386 pp. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584778585; ISBN-10: 158477858X. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * Despite its age, this is one of the best general introductions to Islamic law. It remains a standard work in scholarly bibliographies. Offering both a history and a critical analysis, this book is enriched by a 66-page appendix containing complete translations of primary texts. Macdonald [1863-1943], a professor at the Hartford Seminary, established the field of Islamic studies in the United States in 1893. His efforts led to the creation of what is now the Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Hartford Seminary.
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