Social Research, Vol. 70, No. 3, p. 735, Fall 2003
15 Pages Posted: 21 May 2010 Last revised: 26 May 2010
Date Written: May 20, 2010
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: 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