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Law: Modern Family Law, 1800–Present: Arab States
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The premodern era

In order to appreciate the nature of family law reform in the modern era, a cursory reference to rules on the family in the premodern era under Islamic jurisprudence has to be made. The “family,” as a unit revolving around the a…

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Abu-Odeh, Lama, “Law: Modern Family Law, 1800–Present: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0114b>
First published online: 2009

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