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Law and Language in the Middle Ages

Edited by: Matthew W. McHaffie, Jenny Benham, Helle Vogt

ISBN13: 9789004342675
To be Published: August 2018
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00



Law and Language in the Middle Ages investigates the encounter between law and legal practice from the linguistic perspective. The essays explore how legal language expresses and advances power relations, along with the ways in which the language of law legitimates power. The wide geographical and chronological scope showcases how power, legitimacy and language interact, moving the discussion beyond traditional issues of identity or the formation of nation-states and their institutions. What emerges are different strategies reflective of the diverse and pluralistic political, legal, and cultural worlds of the Middle Ages.

Subjects:
Legal History