The Origin and Development of Islamic Law Khadduri, Majid and Herbert J. Liebesny, Editors. Law in the Middle East: Origin and Development of Islamic Law. With a foreword by Robert H. Jackson (Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States). Washington, D.C.: Middle East Institute, 1955. xviii, 395 pp. Reprinted 2008, 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584778646; ISBN-10: 1584778644. Hardcover cloth. New. $95 * A committee from The Middle East Institute, led by George Camp Keiser, Chairman of the Board of Governors, enlisted outstanding authorities on Middle East law to contribute chapters on specific topics. Includes an extensive glossary of Islamic legal terms. Reprint of Volume 1 [all published]. "The American profession should welcome this exhaustive and authentic work edited by two scholars who are authorities on the law of Islam and also students of the law of the United States. These editors have enlisted leading authorities on special subjects and have presented the whole in a manner that should appeal to American interest and understanding. Dr. Khadduri and Dr. Liebesny are entitled to our thanks and to our congratulations. It is to be hoped that Law in the Middle East will be widely read and pondered by the American legal profession and all who believe understanding begets good will." Robert H. Jackson, Foreword, viii-ix. Majid Khadduri [1909-2007] was a Professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University and Director of Research and Education at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D. C. He was the author of several books in English and Arabic on Middle Eastern affairs, including War and Peace in the Law of Islam. Herbert J. Liebesny [1911-1985] was a member of the Advisory Board of the Middle East Journal and author of The Government of French North Africa and Foreign Legal Systems: A Comparative Analysis.
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