Legal Emblems and the Art of Law: Obiter Depicta as the Vision of Governance

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The emblem book was invented by the humanist lawyer Andrea Alciato in 1531. The preponderance of juridical and normative themes, of images of rule and infraction, of obedience and error in the emblem books is critical to their purpose and interest. This book outlines the history of the emblem tradition as a juridical genre, along with the concept of, and training in, obiter depicta, in things seen along the way to judgment. It argues that these books depict norms and abuses in classically derived forms that become the ...

Legal Emblems and the Art of Law: Obiter Depicta as the Vision of Governance 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107546103

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Legal Emblems and the Art of Law: Obiter Depicta as the Vision of Governance 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107035997

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