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Books and Monographs


Peter Agstner, Francesco Bordiga, Legge sulle società per azioni della Repubblica Federale tedesca (Studi e documenti di diritto comparato e straniero, 2), Giuffrè, Mailand 2014, 521 pp. MPG.PuRe

Gregor Bachmann, Horst Eidenmüller, Andreas Engert, Holger Fleischer, Wolfgang Schön, Regulating the Closed Corporation (European Company and Financial Law Review – Special Volume 4), DeGruyter, Berlin 2014, 266 pp. MPG.PuRe

Jürgen Basedow, Private Law Beyond the Nation State - Studies on the globalization and europeanization of private law (Translation into Persian by Alireza Arvahi and Ali Shirvani), Intescharat-e Gahdad, Isfahan 2014, 167 pp. MPG.PuRe

Anatol Dutta, Warum Erbrecht? – Das Vermögensrecht des Generationenwechsels in funktionaler Betrachtung (Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht, 101), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2014, Habilitation, Universität Hamburg 2012, XX + 682 pp. MPG.PuRe

Gunnar Franck, Der Direktanspruch gegen den Haftpflichtversicherer (Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht, 317), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2014, 260 pp. MPG.PuRe

  • Rezension: Nordmeier, GPR – Zeitschrift für das Privatrecht der Europäischen Union 2015, 103
  • Rezension: Schwintowski, Versicherungsrecht 2015, 960-961

Elke Heinrich, Bonitätsprüfung im Verbraucherkreditrecht – Kreditwürdigkeit, Warnpflicht und Sanktionen bei Pflichtverletzung im österreichischen und deutschen Recht, Manz, Wien 2014, 232 pp. MPG.PuRe

Christa Jessel-Holst, Hrvoje Sikirić, Vilim Bouček, Davor Babić, Međunarodno privatno pravo. Zbirka odluka Suda Europske Unije (Private international law. Collection of decisions of the ECJ) (Pravna biblioteka – europsko pravo), Narodne Novine, Zagreb 2014, 775 pp. MPG.PuRe

Johannes Liebrecht, Brunners Wissenschaft. Heinrich Brunner (1840-1915) im Spiegel seiner Rechtsgeschichte, Vittorio Klostermann, Frankfurt a. M. 2014, IX + 363 pp. MPG.PuRe

Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker, Heike Schweitzer, Europäisches Wettbewerbsrecht, 3. ed., C.H. Beck, München 2014, LXIII + 1036 pp. MPG.PuRe

Nadjma Yassari, Die Brautgabe im Familienvermögensrecht – Innerislamischer Rechtsvergleich und Integration in das deutsche Recht (Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht, 104), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2014, XXXIV + 580 pp. MPG.PuRe

  • reviewed by: Rohe, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht 2015, 812.
  • reviewed by: Ebert, Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht 79 (2015), 453-456.
  • reviewed by: Schneider Kayasseh, EJIMEL 2 (2014), 92-96.

The dower (mahr) is a central element of classical Islamic marriage law and vests wives with a property law claim valid against their husbands. It is an institution unknown to German law, yet German judges often must rule on dower claims when they are raised in German courts. In her monograph “Die Brautgabe im Familienvermögensrecht – Innerislamischer Rechtsvergleich und Integration in das deutsche Recht” (The Dower in Family Property Law – Inner-Islamic Comparison and Incorporation in German Law), Nadjma Yassari considers the legal institute of the dower from three different perspectives: in classical Islamic law, in the contemporary law of selected Islamic countries, and in German law. The function of the dower within the marital property law thus stands as a focal point of the work. Nadjma Yassari, who has since 2009 headed the Max Planck Research Group “Changes in God’s Law: An Inner-Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Law”, explores in her monograph the foundations and historical development of the Islamic dower (mahr) and considers it in the context of the family property law of Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and Tunisia. While property law relations between spouses have been the subject of continual development, the impact of these reforms has been weak: the principle of post-marital solidarity is only marginally anchored and a significant social safety net does not exist. As a consequence, the dower continues to play an important role in filling gaps in financial and social support. In light of this appreciation, the work continues on to address the incorporation of the mahr into private international law and German family law.