Seeking Justice among the 'Outsiders': Christian Recourse to Non-Ecclesiastical Judicial Systems under Early Islam

@article{Simonsohn2009SeekingJA,
  title={Seeking Justice among the 'Outsiders': Christian Recourse to Non-Ecclesiastical Judicial Systems under Early Islam},
  author={U. Simonsohn},
  journal={Church History and Religious Culture},
  year={2009},
  volume={89},
  pages={191-216}
}
  • U. Simonsohn
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Church History and Religious Culture
The phenomenon of Christian recourse to non-ecclesiastical judicial systems during the first few centuries following the Muslim conquest is at the core of this paper. This phenomenon not only alludes to a reality of legal diversity but also to the social heterogeneity that has characterized Near Eastern societies long before the Arab takeover. Through the adoption of the legal-anthropological paradigm of legal pluralism and the examination of West Syrian legal sources, the paper seeks to… Expand
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