- Narratives of truth in Islamic law
- Number of pages
- London: I.B. Tauris
- Library of Islamic law
- Volume | Edition (Serie)
- Document type
- Book editing
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
- 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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