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Public and Private as Viewed Through the Work of the Muhtasib


Kristen Stilt


Northwestern University - School of Law

Roy Mottahedeh


Harvard University

May 20, 2010

Social Research, Vol. 70, No. 3, p. 735, Fall 2003
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-21

Abstract:     
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

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Date posted: May 21, 2010 ; Last revised: May 26, 2010

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Stilt, Kristen and Mottahedeh, Roy, Public and Private as Viewed Through the Work of the Muhtasib (May 20, 2010). Social Research, Vol. 70, No. 3, p. 735, Fall 2003; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-21. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1612438

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Kristen Stilt (Contact Author)
Northwestern University - School of Law ( email )
375 E. Chicago Ave
Unit 1505
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Roy Mottahedeh
Harvard University ( email )
1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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