15 feb. 2017

Derecho y Literatura en Milton. De la ley del cielo en ‘El paraíso perdido’, con otras perdiciones y extravíos

Alison A. Chapman
The legal epic: Paradise Lost and the early modern law
Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 2017, 248 pp.
ISBN: 9780226435138

The seventeenth century saw some of the most important jurisprudential changes in England’s history, yet the period has been largely overlooked in the rich field of literature and law. Helping to fill this gap, The Legal Epic is the first book to situate the great poet and polemicist John Milton at the center of late seventeenth-century legal history.
Alison A. Chapman argues that Milton’s Paradise Lost sits at the apex of the early modern period’s long fascination with law and judicial processes. Milton’s world saw law and religion as linked disciplines and thought therefore that in different ways, both law and religion should reflect the will of God. Throughout Paradise Lost, Milton invites his readers to judge actions using not only reason and conscience but also core principles of early modern jurisprudence. Law thus informs Milton’s attempt to “justify the ways of God to men” and points readers toward the types of legal justice that should prevail on earth.
Adding to the growing interest in the cultural history of law, The Legal Epic shows that England’s preeminent epic poem is also a sustained reflection on the role law plays in human society.


-- Law and religion in Milton's world
-- The traitors of heaven and earth
-- The arch-felon
-- The sole propriety of Adam and Eve
-- Acts of possession
-- The mortal sentence
-- Begging pardon
-- Conclusion.

Alison A. Chapman is professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Véase en este mismo blog https://iurisdictio-lexmalacitana.blogspot.com.es/2015/07/por-edindugh-en-compania-de-libros.html (Por Edinburgh, en compañía de libros)
Sobre Milton and the Terms of Liberty
Graham Parry and Joad Raymond (eds.)
D.S. Brewer, Cambridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : 2002, xvi, 218 pp.
ISBN: 9780859916394
Así como en  https://iurisdictio-lexmalacitana.blogspot.com.es/2016/09/william-shakespeare-john-milton-sobre.html (William Shakespeare & John Milton sobre Derecho sucesorio. Recuperación para un centenario)
Sobre Joseph S. Jenkin
Inheritance Law and Political Theology in Shakespeare and Milton: Election and Grace as Constitutional in Early Modern Literature and Beyond
Routledge, London & New York, 2013, 248 pp.
ISBN: 9781409454847

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