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The Resource Loving justice : legal emotions in William Blackstone's England, Kathryn D. Temple

Loving justice : legal emotions in William Blackstone's England, Kathryn D. Temple

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Loving justice : legal emotions in William Blackstone's England
Title
Loving justice
Title remainder
legal emotions in William Blackstone's England
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn D. Temple
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
William Blackstone's masterpiece, 'Commentaries on the Laws of England' (1765-1769), famously took the "ungodly jumble" of English law and transformed it into an elegant and easily transportable four-volume summary. Soon after publication, the work became an international monument not only to English law, but to universal English concepts of justice and what Blackstone called "the immutable laws of good and evil." Most legal historians regard the 'Commentaries' as a brilliant application of Enlightenment reasoning to English legal history. 'Loving Justice' contends that Blackstone's work extends beyond making sense of English law to invoke emotions such as desire, disgust, sadness, embarrassment, terror, tenderness, and happiness. By enlisting an affective aesthetics to represent English law as just, Blackstone created an evocative poetics of justice whose influence persists across the Western world. In doing so, he encouraged readers to feel as much as reason their way to justice. Ultimately, Temple argues that the 'Commentaries' offers a complex map of our affective relationship to juridical culture, one that illuminates both individual and communal understandings of our search for justice, and is crucial for understanding both justice and injustice today
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YLS
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1955-
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Temple, Kathryn
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Blackstone, William
  • Justice in literature
  • Emotions in literature
  • Law
  • Practice of law
  • Law
  • Law and aesthetics
Label
Loving justice : legal emotions in William Blackstone's England, Kathryn D. Temple
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-249) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 265 pages
Isbn
9781479895274
Lccn
2018043707
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1053848749
Label
Loving justice : legal emotions in William Blackstone's England, Kathryn D. Temple
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-249) 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
ix, 265 pages
Isbn
9781479895274
Lccn
2018043707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1053848749

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