A Tunisian Jurist’s Perspective on Jihād in the Age of the Fondaco

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Abū al-Qāsim ibn Aḥmad al-Burzulī’s (d. 1438) chapter on jihād in his compilation of fatāwā is a resource for investigating historical circumstances of interactions between Muslims and Christians in an era of military, political, and economic competition in the central Mediterranean. Al-Burzulī’s work is an extended commentary on fatāwās composed by a variety of jurists in different historical periods and his analysis can be read as atemporal. However, al-Burzulī occasionally relates his analysis to context, both historical and contemporary. When he locates his exegesis of legal opinions in the environment of their production, he reveals the process of legal interpretation and invites our engagement with his perspective as a view on his world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMediterranean Perspectives
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMediterranean Perspectives
ISSN (Print)2731-5592
ISSN (Electronic)2731-5606

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History


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