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The Resource Imagining world order : literature and international law in early modern Europe, 1500-1800, Chenxi Tang

Imagining world order : literature and international law in early modern Europe, 1500-1800, Chenxi Tang

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Imagining world order : literature and international law in early modern Europe, 1500-1800
Title
Imagining world order
Title remainder
literature and international law in early modern Europe, 1500-1800
Statement of responsibility
Chenxi Tang
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In early modern Europe, international law emerged as a means of governing relations between rapidly consolidating sovereign states, purporting to establish a normative order for the perilous international world. However, it was intrinsically fragile and uncertain, for sovereign states had no acknowledged common authority that would create, change, apply, and enforce legal norms. In Imagining World Order, Chenxi Tang shows that international world order was as much a literary as a legal matter. To begin with, the poetic imagination contributed to the making of international law. As the discourse of international law coalesced, literary works from romances and tragedies to novels responded to its unfulfilled ambitions and inexorable failures, occasionally affirming it, often contesting it, always uncovering its problems and rehearsing imaginary solutions. Tang highlights the various modes in which literary texts--some highly canonical (Camões, Shakespeare, Corneille, Lohenstein, and Defoe, among many others), some largely forgotten yet worth rediscovering--engaged with legal thinking in the period from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. In tracing such engagements, he offers a dual history of international law and European literature. As legal history, the book approaches the development of international law in this period--its so-called classical age--in terms of literary imagination. As literary history, Tang recounts how literature confronted the question of international world order and how, in the process, a set of literary forms common to major European languages (epic, tragedy, romance, novel) evolved"--
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1968-
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Tang, Chenxi
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Law in literature
  • International relations in literature
  • European literature
  • European literature
  • International law
  • European literature
  • International law
  • International relations in literature
  • Law in literature
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Imagining world order : literature and international law in early modern Europe, 1500-1800, Chenxi Tang
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781501716911
Lccn
2018025257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1028900348
Label
Imagining world order : literature and international law in early modern Europe, 1500-1800, Chenxi Tang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781501716911
Lccn
2018025257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1028900348

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