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Lawyers at play : literature, law, and politics at the early modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Author: Jessica Winston
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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'Lawyers at Play' examines why literary communities developed around the Inns of Court in the 1560s and how these communities helped to shape the development of key genres in English Renaissance literature.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Winston, Jessica.
Lawyers at play.
(OCoLC)927381533
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Winston
ISBN: 9780191822421 0191822426
OCLC Number: 944211530
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2017 American Association of Law Libraries Jospeh L. Andrews Legal Literature Award.
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Contents: Cover; Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581; Copyright; Preface; Contents; List of Figures; Abbreviations and Symbols; ABBREVIATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL INNS OF COURT AND INNS OF CHANCERY; OTHER SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS; Introduction: Lawyers at Play; THE INNS IN THE 1560s; LAW AND LITERATURE; 'THE RESOURCES OF KIND': GENRE AT THE INNS; THE PUBLIC SPHERE IN EARLY MODERNITY; Part I: SOCIETY AT THE EARLY MODERN INNS OF COURT; 1: An Intellectual Topography of the Early Modern Inns of Court; The Inns of Court : a Complex Institution Legal TrainingCorporate Culture; Communal Tensions; Literary Terrain; 2: 'Minerva's Men': The Inns of Court in the 1560s; Humanism, Commonweal, and the Vita Activa; Lawyers Wanted; Leaders for Commonweal; Institutional Status; Part II: THE TRANSLATION OF LEARNING; 3: Lyric Poetry: Forming a Professional Community; Two Kinds of Poetry; Barnabe Googe's Eclogues: Negating the Erotic; Creating Community in Googe's Answer Poetry; Turberville 's Poetry: Negotiating Friendships; Gascoigne's Poetry: Imitation and Parody; Communal Poetry; 4: Translatio Studii in Early Elizabethan England Reading TranslationsVersions of Cicero; Translatio Imperii and Translatio Studii; Translations for the Common Reader; Translation and Elizabethan Literature; Translations and Political Society at the Inns; Part III: Literary-Political Precedents; 5: The Mirror for Magistrates: Political Discourse and the Legal Magistracy; The Project of the Mirror; Adaptations of De Casibus; A Collaborative Conversation; A Mirror for Political Reflection; The Mirror Among the Men at the Inns; 6: Senecan Tragedy in Early Elizabethan England; The Politics of Seneca in Early Elizabethan England Heywood's Troas: A Mirror for ElizabethNeville's Oedipus as Moral and Political Counsel; Senecan Politics in Elizabethan Drama; Part IV: To Fashion an Institution; 7: Gorboduc in the Political Nation; The Occasional Politics of Gorboduc; Collaborative Counsel; The Place of the Play; Authorizing Counsel; The Reception of Gorboduc; 8: Marriage Plays at the Inns: Negotiating Professional Jurisdiction; 'Diana/Pallas'; Two Marriage Orations by Thomas Pound; Gascoigne's Supposes; Gascoigne and Kinwelmersh's Jocasta; Gismond of Salerne; Conclusion: Lawyers at Play Redux; Homo Ludens Literary Play and the Legal ProfessionLiterary Play and Political Culture; Appendix 1: Literary Men of the Inns of Court, 1558-72; Appendix 2: First Editions of Classical Translations, 1558-81; Other Literary, Rheto rical, and Philosophical Works; Lives and Histo ries; Other Works; Appendix 3: Description of Gorboduc at the Inner Temple; Bibliography; MANUSCRIPT SOURCES; PRE-1700 PRINT SOURCES; POST-1700 PRINT SOURCES; Index
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