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The Resource Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680, Christopher N. Warren

Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680, Christopher N. Warren

Label
Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680
Title
Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680
Statement of responsibility
Christopher N. Warren
Title variation
Literature & the Law of Nations
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this groundbreaking study, Christopher Warren argues that early modern literary genres were deeply tied to debates about global legal order and that today's international law owes many of its most basic suppositions to early modern literary culture. Literature and the Law of Nations shows how the separation of scholarship on law from scholarship on literature has limited the understanding of international law on both sides. Warren suggests that both literary and legal scholars have tacitly accepted tendentious but politically consequential assumptions about whether international law is ârealâ law. Literature and the Law of Nations recognizes the specific nature of early modern international law by showing how major writers of the English Renaissance<U+0127> �including Shakespeare, Milton, and Hobbes<U+0127> �deployed genres like epic, tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, and history to shore up the canonical subjects and objects of modern international law. Warren demonstrates how Renaissance literary genres informed modern categories like public international law, private international law, international legal personality, and human rights. Students and scholars of Renaissance literature, intellectual history, the history of international law, and the history of political thought will find in Literature and the Law of Nations a rich interdisciplinary argument that challenges the usual accounts by charting a new literary history of international law.--
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1977-
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Warren, Christopher Norton
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Milton, John
  • Grotius, Hugo
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • European literature
  • International law
  • Law in literature
  • European literature
Label
Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680, Christopher N. Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-271) 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
  • The stakes of international law and literature
  • From epic to public international law : Philip Sidney, Alberico Gentili, and "intercourse among enemies"
  • Jacobean comedy and the anagnorisis of private international law
  • The tragicomic law of nations : The Winter's Tale and the union
  • From imperial history to international law : Thucydides, Hobbes, and the law of nations
  • From Biblical tragedy to human rights : international legal personality in Grotius' Sophompaneas and Milton's Samson Agonistes
  • "A problem from hell" : from Paradise Lost to the responsibility to protect
Control code
FIEb17763939
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780198719342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)913789865
Label
Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680, Christopher N. Warren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-271) 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
  • The stakes of international law and literature
  • From epic to public international law : Philip Sidney, Alberico Gentili, and "intercourse among enemies"
  • Jacobean comedy and the anagnorisis of private international law
  • The tragicomic law of nations : The Winter's Tale and the union
  • From imperial history to international law : Thucydides, Hobbes, and the law of nations
  • From Biblical tragedy to human rights : international legal personality in Grotius' Sophompaneas and Milton's Samson Agonistes
  • "A problem from hell" : from Paradise Lost to the responsibility to protect
Control code
FIEb17763939
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780198719342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)913789865

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