The Islamic Law of Inheritance as a Formative Agent in Muslim Society. Also the Rejection of Aristotlean Logic
by Carol M. Fuller
Makes clear connections between the law of inheritance and the lag in prosperity and other acomplishments by Muslim peoples. The origins of low status of women are traced. Why Western inheritance is pro-prosperity.
Second part of book tells astounding early progress of Muslim scientists, then rejection of logic of Greeks causing precipitous decline in scientific advances and in amending laws.