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Inheritance law and political theology in Shakespeare and Milton : election and grace as constitutional in early modern literature and beyond / Joseph S. Jenkins.

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Author/Creator:
Jenkins, Joseph S.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-229) and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction: Theological will and human last will
  • Reading for revelation, election as willful curse, and grace in the origins of English common law
  • Hamlet : elected to annihilation
  • Macbeth : murderous rivalry over succession control; inheritance of grace as state of exception
  • Merchant : Portia's will and the grace of forebear-and-follower bonds
  • Tempest : renouncing the grip on the daughter; Prospero and Alonzo's partnership beyond last wills
  • Machiavellian virtú and time
  • Paradise lost : Satan as disappointed second son; two last wills and "reason" as cover for insistences
  • Epilogue: A humanities-based approach to current U.S. inheritance law.
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ISBN:
9781409454847
1409454843
9781409454854
1409454851
9781409474326
1409474321

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