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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845111878
ISBN-10: 1845111877
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 35mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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'.

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