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The mirror of justice : literary reflections of legal crises

Author: Theodore Ziolkowski
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book studies major works of literature from classical antiquity to the present that reflect crises in the evolution of Western law: the move from a prelegal to a legal society in The Eumenides, the Christianization of Germanic law in Njal's Saga, the disenchantment with medieval customary law in Reynard the Fox, the reception of Roman law in a variety of Renaissance texts, the conflict between law and equity in
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Ziolkowski
ISBN: 0691026831 9780691026831
OCLC Number: 34996173
Description: xiv, 322 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. The Birth of Justice from the Spirit of Tragedy --
Ch. 3. The Ambivalence toward Pagan Law --
Ch. 4. The Role of Rome --
Ch. 5. The Disenchantment with Customary Law --
Ch. 6. The Reception of Roman Law in Germany --
Ch. 7. European Variations --
Ch. 8. Law and Equity I --
Ch. 9. Law and Equity II --
Ch. 10. The Attractions of Codification --
Ch. 11. The Modern Crisis of Law --
Ch. 12. Twentieth-Century Legal Evolutions.
Responsibility: Theodore Ziolkowski.
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This text studies major works of literature from classical antiquity to the present that reflect crises in the evolution of Western law. Using principles from the anthropological theory of legal  Read more...

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"Winner of the 1998 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa" "An incisive and useful study. . . . Theodore Ziolkowski has brought his broad interdisciplinary knowledge and discerning critical skills to Read more...

 
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