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Representing justice : invention, controversy, and rights in city-states and democratic courtrooms

Author: Judith Resnik; Dennis E Curtis
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Series: Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
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"By mapping the remarkable run of the icon of Justice, a woman with scales and sword, and by tracing the development of public spaces dedicated to justice—courthouses—the authors explore the evolution of adjudication into its modern form as well as the intimate relationship between the courts and democracy. The authors analyze how Renaissance “rites” of judgment turned into democratic “rights,” requiring governments  Read more...
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Named Person: Justitia.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Resnik; Dennis E Curtis
ISBN: 9780300110968 0300110960
OCLC Number: 656769423
Awards: Winner of PROSE (Law/Legal Studies) 2011
Winner of PROSE (Excel in Soc. Science) 2011
Description: xvii, 668 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: A remnant of the Renaissance : the transnational iconography of justice --
Civic space, the public square, and good governance --
Obedience : the judge as the loyal servant of the state --
Of eyes and ostriches --
Why eyes? : color, blindness, and impartiality --
Representations and abstractions : identity, politics, and rights --
From seventeenth-century town halls to twentieth-century courts --
A building and litigation boom in Twentieth-Century federal courts --
Late Twentieth-Century United States courts : monumentality, security, and eclectic imagery --
Monuments to the present and museums of the past : national courts (and prisons) --
Constructing regional rights --
Multi-jurisdictional premises : from peace to crimes --
From "rites" to "rights" --
Courts : in and out of sight, site, and cite --
An iconography for democratic adjudication.
Series Title: Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
Responsibility: Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis.

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