The Book as Authoritative Sign in Seventeenth-Century England: A Review Through the Lens of Holistic Media Theory

@inproceedings{Callister2012TheBA,
  title={The Book as Authoritative Sign in Seventeenth-Century England: A Review Through the Lens of Holistic Media Theory},
  author={P. Callister},
  year={2012}
}
Seventeenth-century England is primarily a textual era for legal authority, but the book also has the capacity to act as sign, and in a few notable instances it does so, providing authority to check both royal prerogative and parliamentary power during the Interregnum. Although its precise meaning is debated, royal ­prerogative includes the right of the monarch to act as a higher court than common law courts and may encompass the right to legislate. It was the central issue in the ­seventeenth… Expand
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