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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

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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
Author
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
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziolkowski, Theodore
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Literature
  • Legal stories
  • Law in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Legal stories
  • Literature
  • Recht
  • Letterkunde
  • Literatur
  • Recht
  • Rechtsfrage
  • Rechtspflege
  • Droit
  • Droit et littérature
  • Littérature
  • Rechtskultur
  • Literatur
Label
The mirror of justice : literary reflections of legal crises, Theodore Ziolkowski
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-314) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
on1044738479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691187747
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398hkx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044738479
Label
The mirror of justice : literary reflections of legal crises, Theodore Ziolkowski
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-314) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
on1044738479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691187747
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398hkx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044738479

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