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Title The art of law : artistic representations and iconography of law and justice in context, from the Middle Ages to the First World War / edited by Stefan Huygebaert, Georges Martyn, Vanessa Paumen, Eric Bousmar, Xavier Rousseaux
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (xxiii, 458 pages) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, digital ; 25 cm
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Series Ius gentium: comparative perspectives on law and justice, 1534-6781 ; volume 66
Ius gentium: comparative perspectives on law and justice ; volume 66
Note The contributions to this volume were written by historians, legal historians and art historians, each using his or her own methods and sources, but all concentrating on topics from the broad subject of historical legal iconography. How have the concepts of law and justice been represented in (public) art from the Late Middle Ages onwards? Justices and rulers had their courtrooms, but also churches, decorated with inspiring images. At first, the religious influence was enormous, but starting with the Early Modern Era, new symbols and allegories began appearing. Throughout history, art has been used to legitimise the act of judging, but artists have also satirised the law and the lawyers; architects and artisans have engaged in juridical and judicial projects and, in some criminal cases, convicts have even been sentenced to produce works of art. The book illustrates and contextualises the various interactions between law and justice on the one hand, and their artistic representations in paintings, statues, drawings, tapestries, prints and books on the other
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Law in art -- Congresses
Law and art -- Congresses
Theories of Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History
Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law
Cultural Studies
Alt Author Huygebaert, Stefan, editor
Martyn, Georges, editor
Paumen, Vanessa, editor
Bousmar, Eric, editor
Rousseaux, Xavier, editor
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