Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 March 2013

208 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199937646

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The Presentness of the Past in Victorian Law and Fiction

Ayelet Ben-Yishai

  • Reveals how precedential reasoning as a strategy for managing change produced innovations in legal and fictional writing
  • Identifies precedential reasoning as the fundamental epistemological paradigm employed by Victorians
  • Brings together a rare combination of considerable legal and literary knowledge

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