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Theaters of pardoning

Author: Bernadette Meyler
Publisher: Ithaca, New York ; London Cornell University Press 2019
Series: Corpus juris : the humanities in politics and law
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book aims to address the roots of pardoning's treatment in contemporary politics and uncover what new formulations of pardoning might contribute by examining what it calls "theaters of pardoning"--A form of tragicomedy--in the drama and politics of seventeenth-century England"--.
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Meyler, Bernadette.
Theaters of pardoning.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernadette Meyler
ISBN: 9781501739330 1501739336 9781501739347 1501739344
OCLC Number: 1128839882
Description: x, 308 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : theaters of pardoning --
Dramatic judgments : Measure for Measure, revenge, and the institution of the law --
Emplotting politics : James I and the "Powder Treason" --
The Laws of Candy : non-sovereign forgiveness and the generalizing of revenge --
From sovereignty to the state : the tragicomic clemency of Massinger's The Bondman --
Between royal pardons and acts of oblivion : the transitional justice of Cosmo Manuche and James Compton, Earl of Northampton --
Pardoning revolution : the 1660 Act of Oblivion and Hobbes's recentering of sovereignty --
Postlude : pardoning and liberal constitutionalism.
Series Title: Corpus juris : the humanities in politics and law
Responsibility: Bernadette Meyler.

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