Statuta and Acts: Interpretation, Music, and Early English Legislation

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Desmond Manderson

ANU College of Law; ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences; McGill University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 1995

Abstract

This article compares music and law in the period 1200-1500 in order to highlight the shared social and textual history of each, looking particularly at changing ideas of normativity, authority, and textuality in each genre and arguing for the significance of music for the changing social meaning of law and law for the changing social meaning of music. Formal, textual,a nd social analysis cohere to develop an argument for music as an important field of inquiry into the cultural representation of law.

Keywords: legal aesthetics, law and music, law and humanities, cultural representations of law, legal history, music history

Suggested Citation

Manderson, Desmond, Statuta and Acts: Interpretation, Music, and Early English Legislation (1995). Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Vol. 7, 1995, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1515427

Desmond Manderson (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law; ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/manderson-dra

McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Canada

HOME PAGE: http://https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/manderson-dra

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