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Shakespeare and the Legal Imagination

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Ian WardProfessor of Law, University of Dundee

ISBN13: 9780406988034
ISBN: 040698803X
Published: January 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This work offers an analysis of constitutional law, examining Shakespeare's plays as legal texts. Professor Ward uses the plays as a starting point to investigate the development of constitutional ideas such as sovereignty, commonwealth, conscience and moral law, and the art of government. In the developing area of law and literature, this book examines how Shakespeare's work offers a rich source of textual material on legal subjects.

Originally published by Butterworths

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1. Positivism, power and the idea of sovereignty
2. Images of Commonwealth
3. Law, morality and the politics of difference
4. Privacy and the politics of association
5. The law of the market and the politics of poverty
6. Illusions of order
7. The moral law and the problem of conscience
8. The art of Government.