The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

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The Invention of Suspicion argues that the English justice system underwent changes in the sixteenth century that, because of the system's participatory nature, had a widespread effect and a decisive impact on the development of English Renaissance drama. These changes gradually made evidence evaluation a popular skill: justices of peace and juries were increasingly required to weigh up the probabilities of competing narratives of facts. At precisely the same time, English dramatists were absorbing, from Latin legal ...

The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama 2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199691487

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The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama 2008, OUP UK, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199212439

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