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The Prophetic Nature of Equity

THE CONCEPT OF EQUITY, Daniela Carpi, ed., pp. 69-82, Heidelberg, Winter 2007

20 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2008  

P. G. Monateri

SciencesPo, Ecole de Droit; University of Turin - Faculty of Law

Date Written: May 2, 2007

Abstract

This paper parallels the role played by Equity in English legal history with the role displayed by Prophets in relation to the Law and the Kingship in the Jewish tradition exemplified by biblical writings. From this perspective Equity performs the function of bringing to surface hidden meanings by means different from standard interpretation.

Keywords: law and literature, judaism, interpretation, King David, Bible, Equity, Justice, Meaning, Legal History

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K40

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Monateri , P. G., The Prophetic Nature of Equity (May 2, 2007). THE CONCEPT OF EQUITY, Daniela Carpi, ed., pp. 69-82, Heidelberg, Winter 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1293768

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