Interpretation and Meaning in the Renaissance: The Case of Law

Interpretation and Meaning in the Renaissance: The Case of Law

by Ian Maclean
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521415462

ISBN-13: 9780521415460

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines Renaissance modes of interpretation as they arise in legal contexts, and relates them to modern debates about meaning and its determination. By placing legal hermeneutic theories in their institutional and pedagogical contexts, the author is able to give an account of Renaissance thought showing how it operates in its own terms, and in relation

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Overview

This book examines Renaissance modes of interpretation as they arise in legal contexts, and relates them to modern debates about meaning and its determination. By placing legal hermeneutic theories in their institutional and pedagogical contexts, the author is able to give an account of Renaissance thought showing how it operates in its own terms, and in relation to the thought of the medieval period. Renaissance legal thought is also compared to modern discussions of interpretation, allowing a critical examination of its coherence and consistency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521415460
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #21
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Notes on the presentation of the text; Introduction; 1. Contexts; 2. Interpretation and the arts course; 3. Theories of interpretation and meaning; 4. Parallels and examples; Conclusion; Bibliography of primary sources; Index of citations from the Corpus Juris Civilis; Index of names; Index of terms.

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