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The Resource The mirror of justice : literary reflections of legal crises, Theodore Ziolkowski

The mirror of justice : literary reflections of legal crises, Theodore Ziolkowski

Label
The mirror of justice : literary reflections of legal crises
Title
The mirror of justice
Title remainder
literary reflections of legal crises
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Ziolkowski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book studies major works of literature from classical antiquity to the present that reflect crises in the evolution of Western law: the move from a prelegal to a legal society in The Eumenides, the Christianization of Germanic law in Njal's Saga, the disenchantment with medieval customary law in Reynard the Fox, the reception of Roman law in a variety of Renaissance texts, the conflict between law and equity in Antigone and The Merchant of Venice, the eighteenth-century codification controversy in the works of Kleist, the modern debate between "pure" and "free" law in Kafka's The Trial and other fin-de-siecle works, and the effects of totalitarianism, the theory of universal guilt, and anarchism in the twentieth century
  • Using principles from the anthropological theory of legal evolution, the book locates the works in their legal contexts and traces through them the gradual dissociation over the centuries of law and morality. It thereby associates and illuminates these masterpieces from an original point of view and contributes a new dimension to the study of literature and law
  • In contrast to prevailing adherents of Law-and-Literature, this book professes Literature-and-Law, in which the emphasis is historical rather than theoretical, substantive rather than rhetorical, and literary rather than legal. Instead of adducing the literary work to illustrate debates about modern law, this book consults the history of law as an essential aid to the understanding of the literary text and its conflicts
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziolkowski, Theodore
Dewey number
809/.93355
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.L33
LC item number
Z56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Literature
  • Legal stories
Label
The mirror of justice : literary reflections of legal crises, Theodore Ziolkowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-314) 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
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Disenchantment with Customary Law
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Reception of Roman Law in Germany
  • Ch. 7.
  • European Variations
  • Ch. 8.
  • Law and Equity I
  • Ch. 9.
  • Law and Equity II
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • The Attractions of Codification
  • Ch. 11.
  • The Modern Crisis of Law
  • Ch. 12.
  • Twentieth-Century Legal Evolutions
  • Introduction
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Birth of Justice from the Spirit of Tragedy
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Ambivalence toward Pagan Law
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Role of Rome
Control code
34996173
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 322 pages
Isbn
9780691026831
Isbn Type
(CL : alk. paper)
Lccn
96028326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The mirror of justice : literary reflections of legal crises, Theodore Ziolkowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-314) 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
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Disenchantment with Customary Law
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Reception of Roman Law in Germany
  • Ch. 7.
  • European Variations
  • Ch. 8.
  • Law and Equity I
  • Ch. 9.
  • Law and Equity II
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • The Attractions of Codification
  • Ch. 11.
  • The Modern Crisis of Law
  • Ch. 12.
  • Twentieth-Century Legal Evolutions
  • Introduction
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Birth of Justice from the Spirit of Tragedy
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Ambivalence toward Pagan Law
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Role of Rome
Control code
34996173
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 322 pages
Isbn
9780691026831
Isbn Type
(CL : alk. paper)
Lccn
96028326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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