Foreword by the Editors General introduction by Agata S. Nalborczyk
1. Status of religious communities 1.1. Constitutional guarantees 1.3. Religious communities with a regulated legal status 1.3. Registered religious communities 1.4. Religious communities as associations
2. Relations between the state and Islam 2.1. Introduction 2.2. The legal basis for Muzulmanski Zwiazek Religijny - the oldest Islamic organisation in Poland 2.3. Muslim Religious Union and other Islamic religious organisations 2.4. General provisions (e.g. waqf) 2.5. Islamic religious associations and foundations
3. State (financial) support for Islamic religious communities
4. Mosques and prayer houses
5. Burial and cemeteries
6. Education and schools 6.1. Introduction 6.2. Religious education 6.3. Private schools
7. Further and higher (tertiary) education
8. Islamic chaplaincy in public institutions
9. Employment and social law
10. Islamic slaughter and food regulation
11. Islamic goods and services
12. Islamic dress
13. Criminal law
14. Family law 14.1. Private international law 14.2. Marriage and divorce 14.3. Children.
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This volume of Annoted Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Poland and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims in Europe. The legal texts are published in the original Polish language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789004255784 20160617
Among the greatest intellectual heroes of modern times, Raphael Lemkin lived an extraordinary life of struggle and hardship, yet altered international law and redefined the world's understanding of group rights. He invented the concept and word "genocide" and propelled the idea into international legal status. An uncommonly creative pioneer in ethical thought, he twice was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Although Lemkin died alone and in poverty, he left behind a model for a life of activism, a legacy of major contributions to international law, and--not least--an unpublished autobiography. Presented here for the first time is his own account of his life, from his boyhood on a small farm in Poland with his Jewish parents, to his perilous escape from Nazi Europe, through his arrival in the United States and rise to influence as an academic, thinker, and revered lawyer of international criminal law. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780300186963 20160611
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Book — viii, 331 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Introduction : from sin to crime
The meaning of the sacred
Stealing sacred objects
Prosecuting sins, defending faith
The making of a Polish Jerusalem
Protestant heresy and charges against Jews
Christians on trial, Jews expelled
The struggle for power and authority
Justice and the politics of crime.
In post-Reformation Poland--the largest state in Europe and home to the largest Jewish population in the world--the Catholic Church suffered profound anxiety about its power after the Protestant threat. Magda Teter reveals how criminal law became a key tool in the manipulation of the meaning of the sacred and in the effort to legitimize Church authority. The mishandling of sacred symbols was transformed from a sin that could be absolved into a crime that resulted in harsh sentences of mutilation, hanging, decapitation, and, principally, burning at the stake. Teter casts new light on the most infamous type of sacrilege, the accusation against Jews for desecrating the eucharistic wafer. These sacrilege trials were part of a broader struggle over the meaning of the sacred and of sacred space at a time of religious and political uncertainty, with the eucharist at its center. But host desecration--defined in the law as sacrilege--went beyond anti-Jewish hatred to reflect Catholic-Protestant conflict, changing conditions of ecclesiastic authority and jurisdiction, and competition in the economic marketplace. Recounting dramatic stories of torture, trial, and punishment, this is the first book to consider the sacrilege accusations of the early modern period within the broader context of politics and common crime. Teter draws on previously unexamined trial records to bring out the real-life relationships among Catholics, Jews, and Protestants and challenges the commonly held view that following the Reformation, Poland was a "state without stakes"--uniquely a country without religious persecution. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780674052970 20160605