The Mirror of Justice: Literary Reflections of Legal Crises

The Mirror of Justice: Literary Reflections of Legal Crises

by Theodore Ziolkowski

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ISBN-13: 9780691114705
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 03/23/2003
Series: Literary Reflections of Legal Crises
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Theodore Ziolkowski is Class of 1900 Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He has published ten previous books with Princeton University Press, including The View from the Tower and The Sin of Knowledge.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2The Birth of Justice from the Spirit of Tragedy20
Ch. 3The Ambivalence toward Pagan Law42
Ch. 4The Role of Rome63
Ch. 5The Disenchantment with Customary Law74
Ch. 6The Reception of Roman Law in Germany98
Ch. 7European Variations130
Ch. 8Law and Equity I144
Ch. 9Law and Equity II163
Ch. 10The Attractions of Codification187
Ch. 11The Modern Crisis of Law215
Ch. 12Twentieth-Century Legal Evolutions241

What People are Saying About This

Virgil Nemoianu

The Mirror of Justice is an excellent book, crammed with an astounding amount of knowledge, highly illuminating in its literary analyses, as well as on issues of the history of juridical theory.
Virgil Nemoianu, The Catholic University of America


I was entranced at every stage of this book. The author uses 'law and literature' to stunning new effect. He is supremely well informed, but writes accessibly. His intricate knowledge of history, literature, and law is a marvel. The Mirror of Justice will be a major work and will be a fountainhead for further writing and scholarship.
Daniel J. Kornstein, practicing attorney and author of "Kill All the Lawyers: Shakespeare's Legal Appeal"

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