How does Islamic law change?
In the CanCode project we will study processes of change in islamic legal texts by starting with two terms, or concepts: "Canonization" and "Codification". These terms are used in variours ways by scholars in the field of Islamic legal studies, but both terms draw attention to selection and validation, or authorization, of knowledge, norms and legal rules.
We have four empirical foci:
- Pre-modern and colonial Swahili Coast (Canonization)
- Modern, contemporary Scandinavia (Canonization)
- Pre-modern Zaydi Yemen (Codification)
- Modern Egypt and Israel (Codification)