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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Law and Literature, Paperback / softback Book

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Law and Literature Paperback / softback

Edited by Candace (Central Connecticut State University) Barrington, Sebastian Sobecki

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series


Despite an unprecedented level of interest in the interaction between law and literature over the past two decades, readers have had no accessible introduction to this rich engagement in medieval and early Tudor England.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Law and Literature addresses this need by combining an authoritative guide through the bewildering maze of medieval law with concise examples illustrating how the law infiltrated literary texts during this period.

Foundational chapters written by leading specialists in legal history prepare readers to be guided by noted literary scholars through unexpected conversations with the law found in numerous medieval texts, including major works by Chaucer, Langland, Gower, and Malory.

Part I contains detailed introductions to legal concepts, practices and institutions in medieval England, and Part II covers medieval texts and authors whose verse and prose can be understood as engaging with the law.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 232 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 3 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
  • ISBN: 9781316632345



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