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Published: 03 December 2019

304 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198847724

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Literature and Law in the Era of Magna Carta

Jennifer Jahner

Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • An innovative, interdisciplinary approach to the understudied literature of thirteenth-century England, encompassing Latin, Anglo-French, and Middle English works
  • Uncovers the literary history of Magna Carta, including the grammatical and rhetorical educations of those who contributed to its creation and its role in shaping English poetry in decades to come
  • Shows how an emergent nationalist rhetoric contributed to anti-Jewish legislation and violence across the thirteenth century