The Sanhuri Code, and the emergence of modern Arab civil law (1932 to 1949)

Bechor, Guy, author
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  • Creator by Guy Bechor
  • Format Books
  • Publication Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xiii, 341 pages) : illustrations
  • ISBNs 9789047422853, 9047422856, 9789004158788, 9004158782
  • OCLC ocn646789739


  • Examines the drafting of the Egyptian Civil Code of 1949, exposing its unknown sociological strata, under the leadership of one of the most prominent jurist to emerge to date in the Arab world.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-330) and index.


  • Law as remedy -- The structural engineering of the Code : the gate to the concealed -- The social function of property law -- Contract law as ideology : the emergence of contractual justice -- The dominion of progress -- Toward a new modus vivendi : legal flexibility (Murūna) as a social interest -- The lesser evil
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