xi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Medieval law and its practice ; 18.
Formatted Contents Note
Theorizing legal personhood in late medieval england / Andreea Bohac Royal personhood and the owl and nightingale / Jana Matthews Carried away by the law : Chaucer and the poetry of abduction / Eve Salisbury John Gower's poetry and the 'lawyerly habit of mind' / R.F. Yeager The spectral advocate in John Gower's Trentham manuscript / Candace Barrington Vengeance and the legal person : John Gower's Tale of Orestes / Conrad van Dijk Impossible piety / Valerie Allen Controlling human behaviour? The last judgment in late medieval art and architecture / Anthony Musson Legal personhood and the inquisitions of insanity in Thomas Hoccleve's series / Helen Hickey Of Adam's rib, cannibalism, and the construction of otherness through natural law / Toy-Fung Tung Thomas More and Humphrey Monmouth : conscience and coercion in reformation England / Andrew Hope Animal rights, legal agency, and cultural difference in the testament of the buck / Jamie Taylor.
Theorizing legal personhood in late medieval England' is a collection of eleven essays that explore what might be distinctly medieval and particularly English about legal personhood vis-à-vis the jurisdictional pluralism of late medieval England. Spanning the mid-thirteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries, these essays draw on common law, statute law, canon law and natural law in order to investigate emerging and shifting definitions of personhood at the confluence of legal and literary imaginations, which, in turn, enable them to make real contributions to our understanding of the workings of a specific literary text or to our grasp of the cultural work of legal argument within the histories of ethics, of the self, or of Eurocentrism.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
KD606 .T448 2015
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