ROSEN, Lawrence, The Anthropology of Justice: Law as Culture in Islamic Society. (Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989; reprinted 1990, 101 pp

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139 BOOK REVIEWS ROSEN, Lawrence, The Anthropology of Justice: Law as Culture in Islamic Society. (Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989; reprinted 1990, 101 pp. In this book Rosen, who is both an an anthropologist and a lawyer, seeks to integrate these two disciplines into a single, comprehensive system of cultural analysis. The author approaches law as a manifestation of a larger socio-cultural reality, an approach no doubt shared by many Islamicists. Specifically, he analyzes judicial discretion as a cultural phenomenon that is reflected in the jurisprudence of the shari'a courts of Morocco. Rosen spent many months

ROSEN, Lawrence, The Anthropology of Justice: Law as Culture in Islamic Society. (Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989; reprinted 1990, 101 pp

in Islamic Law and Society

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