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The letter of the law : legal practice and literary production in medieval England

The letter of the law : legal practice and literary production in medieval England

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Candace Barrington, Emily Steiner
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2002
  • Publication Type (Medium): Aufsatzsammlung, Criticism, interpretation, etc, History
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-letter-of-the-law-legal-practice-and-literary-production-in-medieval-england/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Online version: Letter of the law. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002 (OCoLC)680066214

Short Description

VIII, 257 pages ; 25 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The letter of the law : legal practice and literary production in medieval England is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Responsable Person: edited by Emily Steiner and Candace Barrington.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Number of Editions: 9 editions
  • First edition Date: 2002
  • Last edition Date: 2002
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD1514.D4
  • ISBN: 0801439752 9780801439759 0801487706 9780801487705
  • OCLC: 48140651

Main Contents

Robin Hood: thinking globally, acting locally in the fifteenth-century ballads
Land, lepers, and the law in The testament of Cresseid
The literature of 1388 and the politics of pity in Gower's Confessio amantis
Palamon's appeal of treason in the Knight's tale
Language on trial: performing the law in the N-town trial play
“Acquiteth yow now”: textual contradiction and legal discourse in the Man of Law's introduction
Vernacular legality: the English jurisdictions of The Owl and the Nightingale
Inventing legality: documentary culture and lollard preaching
The generation of 1399
Appendix: History or narration concerning the manner and form of the miraculous parliament at Westminster in the year 1386, in the tenth year of the reign of King Richard the Second after the Conquest, declared by Thomas Favent, clerk.

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