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Title: Authority, Conflict, and the Transmission of Diversity in Medieval Islamic Law
Author: Jaques, R Kevin
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004147454
Volumes: 1; Pages: xx, 300
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This book looks at Tabaqat al-fuqaha? al-shafiiiyah by Ibn Qadi Shuhbah (d. 851/1448) and how its author attempted to portray the development of the Shafii i school of law up to his own times.The volume examines the impact of crises on the formation of the tabaqat genre. It demonstrates how tabaqat, dedicated to explicating religious authority, were used by authors to sort-out challenges to intellectual orthodoxies. It also examines in detail the tabaqat directly, demonstrating Ibn Qaii Shuhbah's depiction of the development of Shafiii law, the formation of intellectual sub-schools within the madhhab, the causes of legal decline, and curatives for the decline that are to be found in the great Shafiii Ikhtilaf (divergent opinion) texts: the 'Aziz shar? al-wajiz by al-Rafihi and the Rawdat al-talibin by al-Nawawi.