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Spenser''s Legal Language : Law and Poetry in Early Modern England

By: Zurcher, Andrew.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Studies in Renaissance Literature: Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2007Description: 1 online resource (310 p.).ISBN: 9781846155956.Subject(s): Law and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century | Law in literature | Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 -- Criticism and interpretation | Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 -- Knowledge -- LawGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Spenser''s Legal Language : Law and Poetry in Early Modern EnglandDDC classification: 821.3 LOC classification: PR2367.L36 Z87 2007Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS AND CONVENTIONS; 1. Introduction: Reading Spenser's Language; 2. 'Pleasing Analysis': Renaissance Hermeneutics, Poetry, and the Law; 3. Results: A Survey of Spenser's Legal Diction; 4. Property and Contract in the Quests of Florimell and Amoret; 5. Justice, Equity and Mercy in The Legend of Artegall; 6. Courtesy and Prerogative in The Legend of Sir Calidore; 7. The Composition of the World: Managing Power in the Two Cantos of Mutabilitie; 8. Lyric Opposition in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Donne; 9. After Words
GLOSSARY OF SELECTED LEGAL DICTION IN THE FAERIE QUEENESELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary: Highlights Spenser''s use of legal thought and language, resulting in new insights into his work.
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CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS AND CONVENTIONS; 1. Introduction: Reading Spenser's Language; 2. 'Pleasing Analysis': Renaissance Hermeneutics, Poetry, and the Law; 3. Results: A Survey of Spenser's Legal Diction; 4. Property and Contract in the Quests of Florimell and Amoret; 5. Justice, Equity and Mercy in The Legend of Artegall; 6. Courtesy and Prerogative in The Legend of Sir Calidore; 7. The Composition of the World: Managing Power in the Two Cantos of Mutabilitie; 8. Lyric Opposition in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Donne; 9. After Words

GLOSSARY OF SELECTED LEGAL DICTION IN THE FAERIE QUEENESELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

Highlights Spenser''s use of legal thought and language, resulting in new insights into his work.

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In this thorough, well-written book, Zurcher (Queen's College, Cambridge) sets himself a two-fold task vis-a-vis the legal language of The Faerie Queene. First, he investigates the language in order to recover important components of Spenser's theory of language and poesis, and thus demonstrate the means through which Spenser's poem has captivated generations of readers. Second, he analyzes the language to map Spenser's political interventions in the poem and restore the balance to the conversation between the poet's political philosophies and his experience in Ireland. Despite some exciting new insights, the first objective remains largely incomplete. Far more successful is the author's attempt to bring balance to the overwrought critical angst over Spenser and the Irish question. Zurcher's scholarly, objective look at Spenser's use and manipulation of legal language brings into much sharper focus both Spenser's experiences in Ireland and the personal and political considerations that shaped his attitudes toward his mission there. This fascinating piece of scholarship complements previous work on Spenser, e.g., Bart van Es's Spenser's Forms of History (CH, Jul'03, 40-6283). Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. D. Pesta Oklahoma State University

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