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Inheritance law and political theology in Shakespeare and Milton : election and grace as constitutional in early modern literature and beyond

Author: Joseph S Jenkins
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
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Reading God's will and a man's Last Will as ideas that reinforce one another, this study shows the relevance of England's early modern crisis, regarding faith in the will of God, to current debates by legal academics on the theory of property and its succession. Vividly treating literary and biblical battles of will, the book suggests new approaches to legal constitution informed by these dramas and by English legal  Read more...
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Jenkins, Joseph S.
Inheritance law and political theology in Shakespeare and Milton.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012
(DLC) 2012025009
(OCoLC)798498955
Named Person: William Shakespeare; John Milton; John Milton; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph S Jenkins
ISBN: 9781409454854 1409454851
OCLC Number: 820723112
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Theological Will and Human Last Will; Inter-Chapter Theory Signpost #1; 1 Reading for Revelation, Election as Willful Curse, and Grace in the Origins of English Common Law; Part 1: Sons; 2 Hamlet: Elected to Annihilation; 3 Macbeth: Murderous Rivalry over Succession Control; Inheritance of Grace as State of Exception; Inter-Chapter Theory Signpost #2; Part 2: Daughters; 4 Merchant: Portia's Will and the Grace of Forebear-and-Follower Bonds; 5 Tempest: Renouncing the Grip on the Daughter. Prospero and Alonzo's Partnership Beyond Last WillsInter-Chapter Theory Signpost #3; Part 3: Republicans; 6 Machiavellian Virtú and Time; 7 Paradise Lost: Satan as Disappointed Second Son; Two Last Wills and "Reason" as Cover for Insistences; Inter-Chapter Theory Signpost #4; Epilogue: A Humanities-Based Approach to Current U.S. Inheritance Law; Bibliography; Index.
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Sir Edward Coke famously declared that common law is our birthright and the "best inheritance" that we have. In an inventive and productive inversion of that thesis, Jenkins explores the literary and Read more...

 
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