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The Law In Shakespeare
     

The Law In Shakespeare

by Constance Jordan
 

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Leading scholars in the field analyze Shakespeare's plays to show how their dramatic content shapes issues debated in conflicts arising from the creation and application of law. Individual essays focus on such topics such as slander, revenge, and royal prerogative; these studies reveal the problems confronting early modern English men and women.

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Leading scholars in the field analyze Shakespeare's plays to show how their dramatic content shapes issues debated in conflicts arising from the creation and application of law. Individual essays focus on such topics such as slander, revenge, and royal prerogative; these studies reveal the problems confronting early modern English men and women.

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'Jordan and Cunningham's edition...addresses an impressive range of legal connections including slander, equity, inheritance, maritime law, rhetoric, land law, sovereignty, absolutism and the law of nature.' - Literature Compass

'...the collection impressively demonstrates that jurisprudential knowledge of early modern culture enriches and transforms our understanding of Shakespeare's plays' - College Literature

'The contributors of these 14 essays are law professionals and scholars...[who] discuss a variety of legal concepts suggested by Shakespeare's plays...All in all, this is a welcome addition to Shakespeare studies - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230625983
Publisher:
Palgrave-UK-USA
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Series:
Early Modern Literature in History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
559 KB

Meet the Author

THOMAS C. BILELLO Attorney with Pacific Life Insurance Company in Newport Beach, California, USA
ALLEN D. BOYER Lawyer, New York City, USA
A.R. BUCK, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts and Law, Macquarie University, Australia
DYMPNA CALLAGHAN Dean's Professor in the Humanities, Syracuse University, USA
CYNDIA SUSAN CLEGG Distinguished Professor of English, Pepperdine University, USA
ELIZABETH HANSON Professor of English, Queen's University, Canada
PETER C. HERMAN Professor of English and Comparative Literature, San Diego State University, USA
LORNA HUTSON Berry Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews, Scotland
CHRIS R. KYLE Associate Professor of Humanities, History Department, Syracuse University, USA
REBECCA LEMON Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California, USA
CHARLES ROSS Professor of English and Chair of the Program of Comparative Literature, Purdue University, USA
CAROLYN SALE Assistant Professor of English Literature, University of Alberta, Canada
WILLIAM O. SCOTT Professor of English, University of Kansas, USA
LUKE WILSON Professor of English, Ohio State University, USA
NANCY E. WRIGHT Deputy Dean of the College of Arts at the University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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