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Public and Private as Viewed Through the Work of the Muhtasib

Social Research, Vol. 70, No. 3, p. 735, Fall 2003

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-21

15 Pages Posted: 21 May 2010 Last revised: 26 May 2010

Kristen Stilt

Harvard University, Law School, Students ; Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

Roy Mottahedeh

Harvard University

Date Written: May 20, 2010

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).

Keywords: Islamic law, muhtasib

JEL Classification: K30, K39

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1612438

Kristen Stilt (Contact Author)

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Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

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Roy Mottahedeh

Harvard University ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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