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Published: 26 May 2016

286 Pages | 7 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780198769422

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Lawyers at Play

Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558–1581

Jessica Winston

  • Provides the first overview and analysis of the seventy-five or so poetry collections, classical translations, and original dramas associated with the literary network of the early Elizabethan Inns
  • Examines why the Inns of Court developed as a major literary center in the 1560s
  • Analyzes the significance of different genres of literary activity at the Inns
  • Establishes a paradigm for understanding the relationship between law and literature at the Inns
  • Examines the role of the literary culture of the Inns in the rise of public political debate in sixteenth-century England