Description - Narratives of Truth in Islamic Law by Baudouin Dupret
The truth, in legal terms, is the version of ""what happened"" which carries most authority. This original and thought-provoking book looks at how this narrative is constructed in Muslim societies, and which truths are privileged over others in constructing it. Looking at a range of contrasting case studies, from Sharia courts to inquiries into police abuse, this book explores how ordinary stories are transformed into authoritative truths.
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(216mm x 138mm x 35mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
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Author Biography - Baudouin Dupret
Baudouin Dupret is a tenured research fellow at the CNRS, Paris. He has written and edited numerous works, including 'Standing Trial: Law and Person in the Middle East'.