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. 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. Rhetoric and law in early modern europe review cynthia b herrup comparative literature studies volume 40 number 3 2003 pp 337 340 review rhetoric and law is a valuable collection and its best pieces deserve a wide readership across several disciplines. 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. Rhetoric and law in early modern europe yale university press new haven london lorna hutson and victoria kahn i 1 the promise and the contract in early modern england slades case in perspective david harris sacks 28 2 classical rhetoric and the english law of evidence and the law rhetorics of sameness and difference in the work of
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