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The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700

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This Handbook triangulates the disciplines of history, legal history, and literary interpretation to produce a new, interdisciplinary framework for the study of early modern England. Historians and literary critics have increasingly found that we need to understand how people in the past turned to law creatively as a source of social and political agency. Law is key to our understanding of early modern family, society, and economy, as well as important aspects of the political revolution and the emergence of capitalism. Legal rhetoric shapes literary composition (Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson) and redraws spiritual and secular boundaries. Chapters in the Handbook cover topics including forensic rhetoric, humanist and legal education, Inns of Court revels, drama, poetry, emblem books, marriage and divorce, witchcraft, contract, women's writing, property, imagination, oaths and swearing, evidence, community, local government, legal reform, libel, censorship, authorship, torture, slavery, liberty, due process, the nation state, colonialism, and empire.

Product code: 9780199660889

ISBN 9780199660889
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H252xW178xS51
Series Oxford Handbooks
No. Of Pages 832
Publisher Oxford University Press
This Handbook triangulates the disciplines of history, legal history, and literary interpretation to produce a new, interdisciplinary framework for the study of early modern England.