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Zoologian jurisprudence

Haldar, Piyel (2011) Zoologian jurisprudence. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 24 (3), pp. 291-306. ISSN 0952-8059.

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This essay examines the iconography and role of animals in medieval and early modern bestiaries. In being without original sin “God’s creatures” were deemed proximate to divine perfection and to salvation. Animals, whether symbolic or actual, both instructed man’s moral behaviour and ushered man towards salvation. Bestiaries, it will be argued, are keys to understanding how modern law would eventually co-ordinate itself in relation to the concept of a future salvic moment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online first
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Legal iconography, emblems, bestiary, salvation, ressentiment
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 13:56
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18

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