The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

Anver Emon and Rumee Ahmed are the editors of The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law (available now online, in print next year). Here is the bio: 

The Oxford Handbook on Islamic Law offers a historiographic window into the scholarly treatment of a wide range of topics in the field of Islamic legal studies. Each essay, authored by an expert in the field, situates its subject in relation to historical academic scholarship. The historiographic feature of the volume is deliberate. It aims to assist readers—graduate students, scholars, and others—to appreciate the contested nature of key concepts and topics in Islamic law without taking any particular account for granted. The essays both describe and reflect on scholarly debates, and gesture to future areas of fruitful research.

The Handbook includes chapters on Anthropology and Islamic Law by John R. Bowen; Ijtihad by Anver M. Emon; Islamic Law and Constitutions by Nathan J. Brown and Mara Revkin; and my own chapter on Islamic Law and Society in Southeast Asia.