Property Law in Renaissance Literature

by Daniela Carpi (Volume editor)
©2005 Conference proceedings XVI, 230 Pages


The essays included in this collection take into consideration particular aspects of property law in English, French, and Italian literatures, thus demonstrating how the European countries share this interest, and how the security of the states rests on solid patrimonial laws. Literature once more serves the function of echoing what takes place in society, and it textualizes seeds of either agreement or discontent with the law itself, which in turn appears either inimical or friendly. All of the essays discuss the equity or inequity of juridical systems and how the common man tolerates juridical precepts either willingly or unwillingly. The law may curb and force man into obedience and he may suffer for it, or he may benefit from particular interpretations of the law itself. In any case, all the essays bring about a dialogue between law and literature, to which field of study this book belongs.


XVI, 230
ISBN (Softcover)
Romanische Sprachen French Literature Literatur Eigentum (Motiv) Aufsatzsammlung Law English Literature Italian Literature Geschichte 1450-1600
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XVI, 230 pp.

Biographical notes

Daniela Carpi (Volume editor)

The Editor: Daniela Carpi is Professor of English Literature at the University of Verona. Her fields of research are: Renaissance Literature, Postmodern Novel, Law and Literature, Literature and Science. She serves on the editorial board of the journal Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, in the steering committee of the Italian National Association for English Studies (AIA) and is a member of the Association for Comparative Studies and of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE).


Title: Property Law in Renaissance Literature