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The Oxford handbook of English law and literature, 1500-1700

The Oxford handbook of English law and literature, 1500-1700 / edited by Lorna Hutson.
First edition.
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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xxiii, 801 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
"This Handbook triangulates the disciplines of history, legal history, and literature to produce a new, interdisciplinary framework for the study of early modern England. Scholars of early modern English literature and history have increasingly found that an understanding of how people in the past thought about and used the law is key to understanding early modern familial and social relations as well as important aspects of the political revolution and the emergence of capitalism. Judicial or forensic rhetoric has been shown to foster new habits of literary composition (poetry and drama) and new processes of fact-finding and evidence evaluation. In addition, the post-Reformation jurisdictional dominance of the common law produced new ways of drawing the boundaries between private conscience and public accountability. Accordingly, historians, critics and legal historians come together in this Handbook to develop accounts of the past that are attentive to the legally purposeful or fictional shaping of events in the historical archive. They also contribute to a transformation of our understanding of the place of forensic modes of inquiry in the creation of imaginative fiction and drama. Chapters in the Handbook approach, from a diversity of perspectives, topics including forensic rhetoric, humanist and legal education, Inns of Court revels, drama, poetry, emblem books, marriage and divorce, witchcraft, contract, property, imagination, oaths, evidence, community, local government, legal reform, libel, censorship, authorship, torture, slavery, liberty, due process, the nation state, colonialism, and empire"--Jacket.
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English law and literature, 1500-1700.
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March 25, 2019
Oxford handbooks.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Forensic Rhetoric and Humanist Education / Kathy Eden
Idiosyncratic Books and Common Learning: Readings on Statutes at the Inns of Court / Margaret McGlynn
Common Law Scholarship and the Written Word / Ian Williams
"Attentive Mindes and Serious Wits" : Legal Training and Early Drama / James McBain
Why Shylocke Loses His Case : Judicial Rhetoric in The Merchant of Venice / Quentin Skinner
Legal Satire and the Legal Profession in the 1590s : John Davies's Epigrammes and Professional Decorum / Jessica Winston
Emblem Book and Common Law / Peter Goodrich
Monarchical Republic, Constitutionality, and the Legal Profession / Paul Raffield
Legal Masque : Humanity and Liberty at the Inns of Court / Martin Butler
Paradise Lost? : Law, Literature, and History in Restoration England / Christopher Brooks
Law Enforcement and the Local Community / James Sharpe
Changing Persona of the Justices and their Quarter Sessions / Norma Landau
Law and the Evidentiary Environment / Barbara J. Shapiro
Legal Reform and 2 Henry IV / Virginia Lee Strain
Immunities and Monasticism : Bale to Shakespeare / Joshua Phillips
Epieikeia and Conscience / Alan Cromartie
Ecclesiastical Polity / Ethan H. Shagan
Making Law and Recording It : John Selden on Excommunication / Jason P. Rosenblatt
Seldenism / Elliott Visconsi
Contract / Luke Wilson
Contract and Conjugality in Early Modern England / Tim Stretton
Literary Thing : The Imaginary Holding of Isabella Whitney's "Wyll" to London (1573) / Carolyn Sale
Witch Wives / Frances E. Dolan
Corporate Persons, between Law and Literature / Henry S. Turner
Edward Coke, Roman Law, and the Law of Libel / David Ibbetson
Censorship in Law and Practice in Seventeenth-Century England : Milton's Areopagitica / Joad Raymond
Managing the Later Stuart Press, 1662-1696 / Martin Dzelzainis
Torture of John Felton, 1628 / Alastair Bellany
From Sovereignty to the State : The Tragicomic Clemency of Massinger's The Bondman / Bernadette Meyler
Birthrights and the Due Course of Law / Paul D. Halliday
Legal Agency as Literature in the English Revolution : The Case of the Levellers / Nigel Smith
Base Slavery and Roman Yoke / Mary Nyquist
Spenser, Plowden, and the Hypallactic Instrument / Andrew Zurcher
Law and Literature in Scotland, c. 1450-1707 / Robert A. Houston
Forensic History : Henry V and Scotland / Lorna Hutson
Henry V, Anachronism, and the History of International Law / Christopher N. Warren
Empire and Natural Law in Dryden's Heroic Drama / Edward Holberton
English Liberties outside England : Floors, Doors, Windows, and Ceilings in the Legal Architecture of Empire / Daniel J. Hulsebosch.
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