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Dante and the limits of the law

Author: Justin Steinberg
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Dante and the Limits of the Law, Justin Steinberg offers the first comprehensive study of the legal structure crucial to Dante's Divine Comedy. Steinberg reveals how Dante imagines an afterlife dominated by elaborate laws, hierarchical jurisdictions, and rationalized punishments and rewards. Steinberg makes the compelling case that Dante deliberately exploits this highly-structured legal system to explore the  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Steinberg
ISBN: 9780226071121 022607112X
OCLC Number: 1127445590
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 231 p.)
Contents: Beneath the law: infamia --
Beyond the law: arbitrium --
Above the law: privilegium --
Beside the law: pactum.
Responsibility: Justin Steinberg.

Abstract:

In Dante and the Limits of the Law, Justin Steinberg offers the first comprehensive study of the legal structure crucial to Dante's Divine Comedy. Steinberg reveals how Dante imagines an afterlife dominated by elaborate laws, hierarchical jurisdictions, and rationalized punishments and rewards. Steinberg makes the compelling case that Dante deliberately exploits this highly-structured legal system to explore the phenomenon of exceptions to it, introducing Dante to crucial current debates about literature's relation to law, exceptionality, and sovereignty.

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