Shari`a law, Islamic State: An Historical Anthropology
A public lecture by Brinkley Messick, Columbia University
Wednesday, October 17, 20074:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Anthropology Department Reading Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Brinkley Messick is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Anthropology Department at Columbia University. He teaches graduate courses on such topics as the anthropology of law and the analysis of written culture, and an undergraduate course on "Muslim Societies." He is the author of The Calligraphic State (California, 1993) and a co-editor of Islamic Legal Interpretation (Harvard, 1996). He currently is at work on a book on the doctrine and court practice of shari`a law in the pre-revolutionary twentieth-century Islamic state of highland Yemen.
Center for Near Eastern Studies(310) 825-1181
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Anthropology