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Author Goodrich, Peter
Title Law in the Courts of Love : Literature and Other Minor Jurisprudences
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 1996
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Note Intro -- Law in the Courts of Love Literature and other minor jurisprudences -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction: towards a minor jurisprudence -- Chapter 1 Salem and Bizance: a short history of the two laws -- Chapter 2 Law in the Courts of Love: Andreas Capellanus and the judgments of love -- Chapter 3 Eating law: commons, common land, common law -- Chapter 4 Specula laws: image, aesthetic and common law -- Chapter 5 Of law and forgetting: literature, ethics and legal judgment -- Chapter 6 Transmission and law: or, a sorrow beyond words -- Chapter 7 Fate as seduction: the other scene of legal judgment -- Chapter 8 Sleeping with the enemy: on the politics of critical legal studies in America -- Index
Law in the Courts of Love traces the literary history and diversity of past legal systems. These 'minor jurisprudences' range from the spiritual laws of the courts of conscience to the code and judgements of love handed down by women's courts in medieval France. Professor Goodrich presents the 15th Century Courts of Love in Paris as one instance of an alternative jurisdiction drawn from the diversities of the legal and literary past. Their textual records are correspondingly mixed in genre, being in the form of poems, narratives, plays, treaties and judicial decisions. More broadly, these studies trace certain boundaries of modern law and make up one of many forms of legal knowledge which escape today's vision of a unitary law. The author believes that the unquesionable faith in a unity law and its distance from person and emotion is precisely what makes impossible the attention to the individual that justice ultimately requires. Law in the Courts of Love shows how the historical diversity of forms and procedures of law can competently form the basis for critical revisions of contemporary legal doctrine and professional practice. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of law and literature, critical legal studies and legal history, or anyone wishing to specialise in feminist legal theory
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Goodrich, Peter Law in the Courts of Love : Literature and Other Minor Jurisprudences London : Taylor & Francis Group,c1996 9780415061650
Subject Law -- History.;Jurisprudence.;Courts of love.;Critical legal studies.;Law and literature
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