Introduction. Historical and Comparative Macrosociology of Middle Eastern Legal Systems

Authors

  • Nathan Brown George Washington University
  • Saïd Amir Arjomand Stony Brook University

Keywords:

Law, Middle East, macrosociology, macrohistory, Islam, Derecho, Oriente Medio, macrosociología, macrohistoria

Abstract

The understanding of law in the Middle East requires not simply different disciplinary perspectives but bringing disciplines into dialogue with each other. It also requires analysis that crosses historical periods in order to understand legal systems as ones that develop over time based on longstanding traditions and earlier transformations, not simply European intrusion. We present a series of analyses by scholar who, while anchored in their own discipline, historical focus, and geographical specialization consciously work to address a broad social scientific audience.

La comprensión del derecho en Oriente Medio no sólo requiere perspectivas disciplinarias diferentes, sino también poner esas disciplinas en diálogo mutuo. También requiere un análisis que atraviese períodos de la Historia para entender sistemas jurídicos como aquéllos que se desarrollan en el tiempo basados en largas tradiciones y transformaciones anteriores, no solo en la intrusión europea. Presentamos una serie de análisis de expertos que, aun enraizados cada uno en su disciplina, enfoque histórico y especialización geográfica, trabajan conscientemente para dirigirse a una audiencia científica socialmente amplia.

Available from: https://doi.org/10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1126

Author Biographies

Nathan Brown, George Washington University

Author of Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics (Oxford University Press, 2017).  Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Department of Political Science, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052

Saïd Amir Arjomand, Stony Brook University

Author of Revolution: Structure and Meaning in World History (The University of Chicago Press, 2019). Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4356.

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Published

13-05-2020

How to Cite

Brown, N. and Arjomand, S. A. (2020) “Introduction. Historical and Comparative Macrosociology of Middle Eastern Legal Systems”, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 10(5), pp. 955–959. Available at: https://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/article/view/1255 (Accessed: 6 May 2021).