For historians of early modern England, turning to legal archives and learning more about legal procedure has seemed increasingly relevant to the project of understanding familial and social relations as well as political institutions, state formation, and economic change. Literary scholars and intellectual historians have also shown how classical forensic rhetoric formed the basis both of the humanist teaching of literary composition (poetry and drama) and of new legal epistemologies of fact-finding and evidence evaluation. This Handbook triangulates the disciplines of history, legal history, and literature to produce a new, interdisciplinary framework for the study of early modern England.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Forensic History: Henry V and Scotland / Lorna Hutson Why Shylocke loses his case: Judicial Rhetoric in The Merchant of Venice / Quentin Skinner Corporate Persons, Between Law and Literature' / Henry Turner Legal Satire and the Legal Profession in the 1590s: John Davies' Epigrammes / Jessica Winston Contract and Conjugality in Early Modern England / Tim Stretton The Literary Thing: The Imaginary Holding of Isabella Whitney's "Wyll" to London' / Carolyn Sale Roman Law and the Law of Libel / David Ibbetson Immunities and Monasticism: Bale to Shakespeare / Joshua Phillips The Ecclesiastical Polity / Ethan Shagan Epieikeia and Conscience / Alan Cromartie Spenser, Plowden and the Hypallactic Instrument / Andrew Zurcher Legal Reform and 2 Henry IV / Virginia Strain The Monarchical Republic: Constitutionality and the Legal Profession / Paul Raffield Contract / Luke Wilson Law Enforcement and the Local Community / James Sharpe Making Law and Recording It: John Selden on Excommunication / Jason Rosenblatt The Changing Persona of the Justices and their Quarter Sessions / Norma Landau The Legal Masque: Humanity and Liberty at the Inns of Court / Martin Butler Law and the Evidentiary Environment / Barbara Shapiro Witch Wives / Frances Dolan Base Slavery and the Roman Yoke / Mary Nyquist The Torture of John Felton, 1628 / Alastair Bellany Birthright and the Due Course of Law / Paul Halliday Seldenism / Elliott Visconsi Common-Law Scholarship and the Written Word / Ian Williams Law and Literature in Scotland, c.1450-1707 / Rab Houston Henry V, Anachronism and the History of International Law / Christopher Warren English Liberties Outside England: the Legal Architecture of Empire / Dan Hulsebosch Empire and Natural Law in Dryden's Heroic Drama / Edward Holberton From Sovereignty to the State: The Tragicomic Clemency of Massinger's The Bondman / Bernadette Meyler Legal Agency as Literature in the English Revolution: The Case of the Levellers / Nigel Smith Censorship in Law and Practice in Seventeenth Century England: Milton's Aeropagitica / Joad Raymond Managing the Later Stuart Press, 1662-1696 / Martin Dzelzainis Paradise Lost? Law, Literature and History in Restoration England / Christopher Brooks Forensic Rhetoric and Humanist Education / Kathy Eden Introduction: Law, Literature and History / Lorna Hutson Idiosyncratic Books and Common Learning: Readings on Statutes at the Inns of Court / Margaret McGlynn Attentive Mindes and Serious Wits": Legal Training and Early Drama / James McBain The Emblem Book and Common Law / Peter Goodrich.
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