June 12, 2015

A New Book On Law and Emotions in the Early Nineteenth Century

Nancy E. Johnson (State University of New York, New Paltz) is the editor of  Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law, Literature and Emotion, 1760-1848, forthcoming from Bucknell University Press. Here's a link to one page on the publisher's website, although I couldn't find the book by searching for it by editor or title. Here's a description of the contents from Amazon.

This collection of essays by scholars of the law and literature movement explores the place of the passions in English law of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. While some of the essays elucidate the forces of emotion in legal texts, others consider the representation of impassioned jurisprudence in literary texts. Together these essays provide insight into the foundations of modern juridical thought.

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