Early Maliki Law: Ibn Abd al-Hakam and His Major Compendium of Jurisprudence

@article{Lowry2002EarlyML,
  title={Early Maliki Law: Ibn Abd al-Hakam and His Major Compendium of Jurisprudence},
  author={J. Lowry and Jonathan E. Brockopp},
  journal={Journal of the American Oriental Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={122},
  pages={91}
}
This study presents the first biography of 'Abd Allah b. 'Abd al-h akam (d. 214/829), an important figure in the nascent Maliki school, and introduces his compendium of law. The subject of the Arabic text is the law of slavery, and two chapters examine early Maliki slave law in the context of other Near Eastern legal codes. The narrow focus on Ibn 'Abd al-h akam and his Compendium is used to refine the distinction between "organic" and "fixed" editions of early legal texts, and also to argue… Expand
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