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Spirit of Hindu Law

Davis, Donald R.:
The Spirit of Hindu Law / Donald R. Davis. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010. - ca. 208 S.
ISBN 978-0-521-87704-6
£ 50,00
DDC: 340.534
-- Angekündigt für Januar 2010 --

Law is too often perceived solely as state-based rules and institutions that provide a rational alternative to religious rites and ancestral customs. The Spirit of Hindu Law uses the Hindu legal tradition as a heuristic tool to question this view and reveal the close linkage between law and religion. Emphasizing the household, the family, and everyday relationships as additional social locations of law, it contends that law itself can be understood as a theology of ordinary life. An introduction to traditional Hindu law and jurisprudence, this book is structured around key legal concepts such as the sources of law and authority, the laws of persons and things, procedure, punishment and legal practice. It combines investigation of key themes from Sanskrit legal texts with discussion of Hindu theology and ethics, as well as thorough examination of broader comparative issues in law and religion. [Verlagsinformation]

List of tables. vi
Preface. vii
Acknowledgments. ix
List of abbreviations. xi
Introduction (dharmaśāstra). 1
1. Sources and theologies (pramāṇa). 25
2. Hermeneutics and ethics (mīmāṃsā). 47
3. Debt and meaning (ṛṇa). 70
4. Persons and things (svatva). 89
5. Doubts and disputes (vyavahāra). 108
6. Rectitude and rehabilitation (daṇḍa). 128
7. Law and practice (ācāra). 144
Conclusion. 166
Bibliography. 180
Index. 190

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