The Santillana Codes : the civil codes of Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania

Stigall, Dan E. author
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  • Creator Dan E. Stigall
  • Format Books
  • Publication Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017] ©2017
  • Physical Details
    • xxiii, 175 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781498561754, 1498561756, 9781498561761
  • OCLC ocn991419726


  • "This book examines the Santillana Codes, legal instruments which form a distinct class of uniquely African civil codes and which are still in force today in a legal arc that extends from the Maghreb to the Sahel. [The author] presents the history of Santillana's seminal legislative effort and provides a comparative analysis of the substance of those codes, illuminating commonalities between Islamic law and European legal systems."--


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-171) and index.


  • Introduction -- Civil law and civil codes -- Islamic law -- The genesis of the Santillana Codes -- The sources of law -- Obligations in general -- Sale and other nominate contracts -- Conclusion
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