From Nuzi to Medina or The Birth Hour of Islamic Law

A public lecture by David Powers, Cornell University

Friday, October 06, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
Los Angeles, CA 90095

David S. Powers is Professor of Islamic law and history at Cornell University. His most recent book is Law, Society and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500 (Cambridge University Press, 2002). His Studies in Qur'an and Hadith: The Formation of the Islamic Law of Inheritance (University of California Press, 1986) has recently been translated into Bahasa Indonesian as Peralihin Kekayaan dan Politik Kekuasaan: Kritik Historis Hukum Waris (LkiS, Yogyakarta, 2001). He is also the editor of the journal Islamic Law and Society.

Cost : Free

For more information please contact:

PeterSzanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies

Tel: (310) 825-1455

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law