Family law in Syria : a plurality of laws, norms, and legal practices

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Family law in Syria : a plurality of laws, norms, and legal practices

Title: Family law in Syria : a plurality of laws, norms, and legal practices
Author: Eijk, Esther van
Publisher: Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2013-09-19
Keywords: Syria
Personal status law
Islamic family law
Eastern Christian family law
Legal plurality
Legal Anthroplogy
Abstract: This study aims to examine how legal or normative plurality is manifested in Syria’s personal status law on a variety of levels, including statutory, political, communal, and individual. The author believes that this study makes a useful and valuable contribution to understanding the historical, socio-political and religious complexities that mark today’s Syria. The thesis consists of two parts. Part One, entitled ‘The Plural Legal Landscape: Family Laws in Syria’, focuses primarily on the historical, legal, and political aspects of Syria’s plural family law system. The inherited plurality founded the fabric of Syria’s current mosaic of family law, with all its complexities and contestations. Part Two, entitled ‘Unity in Multiplicity: Muslim and Christian Laws and Legal Practices’, focuses on the content of the various personal status laws and discussing legal practices in and around some personal status courts, in particular a sharʻiyya and a Catholic court in Damascus. Moreover, the argument that, albeit this plurality, the diverse personal status courts are united in their shared communal, cultural understandings on marriage, gender and family relations, runs as a connecting thread through the second part.
Description: Promotor: L.P.H.M. Buskens
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Eijk, E. van, 2013, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/21765
 

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