Riding the black ram : law, literature, and gender / Susan Sage Heinzelman
- Heinzelman, Susan Sage
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law Books, 
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- Physical Description:
- xxv, 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- The cultural lives of law
- "Termes queinte of lawe" and quaint fantasies of literature : Chaucer's Man of law and Wife of Bath -- Public affairs and juridical intimacies : seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French and English women novelists -- Black letters and black rams : law, gender, and the novel in early eighteenth-century England -- How to tell a story that might prevent a hanging : Mary Blandy, parricide, 1752 -- Statues, statutes, and queens on trial.
- "Unruly women are not often represented in a good light. Whether historical, or fictional, disruptive women with their real or imagined excesses have long provided the material for literary and legal narratives. This probing new work analyzes a series of literary, legal, and historical texts to demonstrate the persistence of certain gender stereotypes,"--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780804756808 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804756805 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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