The Christians Whose Force is Hard: Non-Ecclesiastical Judicial Authorities in the Early Islamic Period

@article{Simonsohn2010TheCW,
  title={The Christians Whose Force is Hard: Non-Ecclesiastical Judicial Authorities in the Early Islamic Period},
  author={U. Simonsohn},
  journal={Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient},
  year={2010},
  volume={53},
  pages={579-620}
}
  • U. Simonsohn
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient
This paper examines the context in which church leaders in the regions of Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent, during the first few centuries after the Arab conquest, were objecting to the appeal of the their coreligionists to judicial authorities outside ecclesiastical control. Rather than assuming that from the outset of the Islamic conquest Muslim judges served as immediate judicial alternatives, the paper shows that, at least in the early Islamic period, church leaders were often aiming… Expand
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