It is hardly surprising to find rhetoric and law conjoined in a collection of essays on early modern europe the humanistic revival of ancient eloquence though frequently evoked in contrast to the barbarity of legal studies was just as frequently proposed as the means for their salvation. Ferent disciplines and legal systems to explore how rhetoric and law together affected and reflected a new acknowledgement of individual subjectivity the thirteen essays in rhetoric and law in early modern europe have start ing points as diverse as marguerite de navarres heptameron and plowdens. This book is the first interdisciplinary study of the relation between law and rhetoric in the early modern period in europe it brings together the work of eminent social and legal historians literary scholars and historians of rhetoric and of political theory. The thirteen essays in rhetoric and law in early modern europe have starting points as diverse as marguerite de navarres heptameron and plowdens reports definitions of treason and of contract discussions of race and discussions of passion. Rhetoric law in early modern europe notes includes bibliographical references and index contents the promise and the contract in early modern england slades case in perspective david harris sacks classical rhetoric and the english law of evidence barbara j shapiro
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