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The Resource A power to do justice : jurisdiction, English literature, and the rise of common law, 1509-1625, Bradin Cormack

A power to do justice : jurisdiction, English literature, and the rise of common law, 1509-1625, Bradin Cormack

Label
A power to do justice : jurisdiction, English literature, and the rise of common law, 1509-1625
Title
A power to do justice
Title remainder
jurisdiction, English literature, and the rise of common law, 1509-1625
Statement of responsibility
Bradin Cormack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • English law underwent rapid transformation in the sixteenth century, in response to the Reformation and also to heightened litigation and legal professionalization. As the common law became more comprehensive and systematic, the principle of jurisdiction came under particular strain. When the common law engaged with other court systems in England, when it encountered territories like Ireland and France, or when it confronted the ocean as a juridical space, the law revealed its qualities of ingenuity and improvisation. In other words, as Bradin Cormack argues, jurisdictional crisis made visible the law's resemblance to the literary arts. A Power to Do Justice shows how Renaissance writers engaged the practical and conceptual dynamics of jurisdiction, both as a subject for critical investigation and as a frame for articulating literature's sense of itself. Reassessing the relation between English literature and law from More to Shakespeare, Cormack argues that where literary texts attend to jurisdiction, they dramatize how boundaries and limits are the very precondition of law's power, even as they clarify the forms of intensification that make literary space a reality. Tracking cultural responses to Renaissance jurisdictional thinking and legal centralization, A Power to Do Justice makes theoretical, literary-historical, and methodological contributions that set a new standard for law and the humanities and for the cultural history of early modern law and literature
  • "A Power to Do Justice shows how Renaissance writers engaged the practical and conceptual dynamics of jurisdiction, both as a subject for critical investigation and as a frame for articulating literature's sense of itself. Reassessing the relation between English literature and law from More to Shakespeare, Cormack argues that where literary texts attend to jurisdiction, they dramatize how boundaries and limits are the very precondition of law's power, even as they clarify the forms of intensification that make literary space a reality." "Tracking cultural responses to Renaissance jurisdictional thinking and legal centralization, A Power to Do Justice makes theoretical, literary-historical, and methodological contributions that set a new standard for law and the humanities, and for the cultural history of early modern law and literature."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cormack, Bradin
Dewey number
820.9/002
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.L37
LC item number
C67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
Label
A power to do justice : jurisdiction, English literature, and the rise of common law, 1509-1625, Bradin Cormack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Centralization."Shewe us your mynde then": bureaucracy and royal privilege in Skelton's Magnyfycence -- "No more to medle of the matter": Thomas More, equity, and the claims of jurisdiction -- pt. 2. Rationalization. Inconveniencing the Irish: custom, allegory, and the common law in Spenser's Ireland -- "If we be conquered": legal nationalism and the France of Shakespeare's English histories -- pt. 3. Formalization."To stride a limit": imperium, crisis, and accommodation in Shakespeare's Cymbeline and Pericles -- "To law for our children": norm and jurisdiction in Webster, Rowley, and Heywood's Cure for a Cuckold
Control code
145379651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780226116242
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)145379651
Label
A power to do justice : jurisdiction, English literature, and the rise of common law, 1509-1625, Bradin Cormack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Centralization."Shewe us your mynde then": bureaucracy and royal privilege in Skelton's Magnyfycence -- "No more to medle of the matter": Thomas More, equity, and the claims of jurisdiction -- pt. 2. Rationalization. Inconveniencing the Irish: custom, allegory, and the common law in Spenser's Ireland -- "If we be conquered": legal nationalism and the France of Shakespeare's English histories -- pt. 3. Formalization."To stride a limit": imperium, crisis, and accommodation in Shakespeare's Cymbeline and Pericles -- "To law for our children": norm and jurisdiction in Webster, Rowley, and Heywood's Cure for a Cuckold
Control code
145379651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780226116242
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)145379651

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