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Shari`a law, Islamic State: An Historical Anthropology

A public lecture by Brinkley Messick, Columbia University

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Anthropology Department Reading Room
Haines 352
UCLA
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
www.international.ucla.edu/cnes
cnes@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Anthropology

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