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Minor marriage in early Islamic law / by Carolyn G. Baugh.

Author/Creator:
Baugh, Carolyn, author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
267 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Studies in Islamic law and society ; 1384-1130 v. 41.
Studies in Islamic law and society, 1384-1130 ; volume 41
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Subjects:
Marriage age (Islamic law) -- History -- To 1500.
Child marriage -- Law and legislation -- Islamic countries -- History -- To 1500.
Child marriage -- Law and legislation.
Marriage age (Islamic law).
Islamic countries.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
In 'Minor Marriage in Early Islamic Law', Carolyn Baugh offers an in-depth exploration of 8th-13th century legal sources on the marriageability of prepubescents, focusing on such issues as maintenance, sexual readiness, consent, and a father?s right to compel. Modern efforts to resist establishment of a minimum marriage age in countries such as Saudi Arabia rest on claims of early juristic consensus that fathers may compel their prepubescent daughters to marry. This work investigates such claims by highlighting the extremely nuanced discussions and debates recorded in early legal texts. From the works of famed early luminaries to the ?consensus writers? of later centuries, each chapter brings new insights into a complex and enduring debate.
Contents:
Contextualizing and conceptualizing minor marriage
The early compendia
Early Ḥanafī thought
Early Mālikī thought
al-Shāfiʻī
Consensus
Writing consensus
Post-formative scholars.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-262) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Baugh, Carolyn, author. Minor marriage in early Islamic law
ISBN:
9789004344839
9004344837
9789004344860
OCLC:
973290970