Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory : Law, Religion, Economics, and Morality Hardback
Part of the Cambridge Studies in Law and Judaism series
Maimonides lived in Spain and Egypt in the twelfth century, and is perhaps the most widely studied figure in Jewish history.
This book presents, for the first time, Maimonides' complete tort theory and how it compares with other tort theories both in the Jewish world and beyond.
Drawing on sources old and new as well as religious and secular, Maimonides and Contemporary Tort Theory offers fresh interdisciplinary perspectives on important moral, consequentialist, economic, and religious issues that will be of interest to both religious and secular scholars.
The authors mention several surprising points of similarity between certain elements of theories recently formulated by North American scholars and the Maimonidean theory.
Alongside these similarities significant differences are also highlighted, some of them deriving from conceptual-jurisprudential differences and some from the difference between religious law and secular-liberal law.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 400 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 6 Line drawings, black and white
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 31/01/2020
- Category: Jewish studies
- ISBN: 9781107179295