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Author Stern, Simon, 1971-

Title Impassioned Jurisprudence : Law, Literature, and Emotion, 1760-1848
Published Cranbury : Bucknell University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (199 pages)
Series Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures
Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Blackstone's Legal Actors: The Passions of a Rational Jurist; Narrative Sentiment in Adam Smith's Lectures on Jurisprudence; "How Like You the Eloquence of a Young Barrister?": Love and the Law in Boswell's Development as a Writer in the Late 1760s; Freedom and Fetters: Nuptial Law in Burney's The Wanderer; Doubled Jeopardy: The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic; The Madness of Sovereignty: George III and the Known Unknown of Torture; The Great Dramatist: Macaulay and the English Constitution
Timeline of Selected Legal Publications, Legislation, and Events, 1688-1848Bibliography; Index; Contributors
Summary This collection of essays by scholars of the law and literature movement explores the place of the passions in English law of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. While some of the essays elucidate the forces of emotion in legal texts, others consider the representation of impassioned jurisprudence in literary texts. Together these essays provide insight into the foundations of modern juridical thought
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Subject Law and literature.
Law -- Psychological aspects.
Law -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Law -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author De Bolla, Peter, 1957-
Ganz, Melissa J., 1972-
Johnson, Nancy E., 1956-
Scanlan, J. T
Sheley, Erin
Ward, Ian.
ISBN 1611486769