The Shakespearean Legal Imaginary

Authored by: Karen J. Cunningham

The Shakespearean World

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415732529
eBook ISBN: 9781315778341
Adobe ISBN: 9781317696193

10.4324/9781315778341.ch36

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Abstract

The idea that the legitimacy of law rested in the political imagination of its subject audience was certainly one understood and accepted by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. If we do not think of law in these terms today, it is because we have either abandoned or lost a particular jurisprudential heritage.

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