Public and Private as Viewed Through the Work of the Muhtasib
Northwestern University - School of Law
May 20, 2010
Social Research, Vol. 70, No. 3, p. 735, Fall 2003
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-21
This article examines the distinctions between public and private space in classical Islamic law through the work of the muhtasib, a legal official charged with the inspection of public places and behavior in towns of the premodern Middle East and North Africa (and in some Muslim communities outside of these areas).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: Islamic law, muhtasib
JEL Classification: K30, K39
Date posted: May 21, 2010 ; Last revised: May 26, 2010
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