This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."
Law in the Courts of Love Literature and Other Minor Jurisprudences
Law in the Courts of Love traces the literary history and diversity past legal systems. These "minor jurisprudences" range from the spiritual laws of the courts of conscience to the code and judgemen of love handed down by women's courts in medieval France. Peter Goodrich presents the 15th Century Courts of Love in Paris as one instance of an alternative jurisdiction drawn from the diversities the legal and literary past. These studies trace certain boundaries modern law and make up one of many forms of legal knowledge which escape today's vision of unitary law. Law in the Courts of Love shows how the historical diversity of for and procedures of law can competently form the basis for critical revisions of contemporary legal doctrine and professional practice.