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The Resource Courts, jurisdictions, and law in John Milton and his contemporaries, Alison A. Chapman

Courts, jurisdictions, and law in John Milton and his contemporaries, Alison A. Chapman

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Courts, jurisdictions, and law in John Milton and his contemporaries
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Courts, jurisdictions, and law in John Milton and his contemporaries
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Alison A. Chapman
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eng
Summary
"John Milton is well known as the poet of liberty and freedom. But his commitment to justice, which runs throughout his prose works, great and small, is often opaque to us when glimpsed at distance in the twenty-first century. Alison A. Chapman aims to provide literary scholars with a working knowledge of the multiple, jostling, real-world legal systems in conflict in seventeenth-century England, and to help us distinguish among Milton's use of the various legal systems and vocabularies of the time--natural versus positive law, for example, and the differences among canon, civil, and common jurisprudence, whichever system best suited Milton's purpose. Surveying the early and divorce tracts, late political tracts, and major prose works in comparison with the writings and cases of some of Milton's contemporaries (including George Herbert, John March, Ben Jonson, and John Bunyan), Chapman alerts us to the variety and nuance in Milton's juridical tool-kit and his subtle use of competing legal traditions in pursuit of justice"--
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Chapman, Alison A
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • English literature
  • Law in literature
  • Law and literature
  • English literature
  • Law
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • England
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Courts, jurisdictions, and law in John Milton and his contemporaries, Alison A. Chapman
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-200) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Defending one's good name : free speech in the early prose -- Monstrous books : Areopagitica and the problem of libel -- Civil law and equity in the divorce tracts -- Defending Pro se defensio -- The tithes of war : paying God back in Paradise lost -- "Justice in thir own hands" : local courts in the late prose -- Afterword : justice in the Columbia Manuscript
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780226729299
Lccn
2020001534
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1137751545
Label
Courts, jurisdictions, and law in John Milton and his contemporaries, Alison A. Chapman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Defending one's good name : free speech in the early prose -- Monstrous books : Areopagitica and the problem of libel -- Civil law and equity in the divorce tracts -- Defending Pro se defensio -- The tithes of war : paying God back in Paradise lost -- "Justice in thir own hands" : local courts in the late prose -- Afterword : justice in the Columbia Manuscript
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780226729299
Lccn
2020001534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1137751545

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