Eye for an Eye

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  • Title: Eye for an Eye
  • Author: William Ian Miller
  • ISBN: 9780521856805
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover

Unlimited Eye for an Eye - by William Ian Miller - Eye for an Eye, Eye for an Eye Analyzing the law of the talion an eye for an eye tooth for a tooth literally William Ian Miller presents an original meditation on the concept of pay back Miller s unique theory of justice offers r

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Eye for an Eye

Comments Eye for an Eye

  1. Riveting reading on subjects of retaliation and redemption Fluently argued, thoroughly researched, and with the additional benefit of helpful written notes to the text, and a well stocked bibliography If Professor Miller ever visits Southern England, I d love to hear him speak on his subject.One cannot help but feel that our present day systems of legal redress might very well be improved, and legal costs reduced, if careful consideration were made of how to incorporate some of the beliefs and p [...]


  2. Most of the non fiction I read is on sciency topics, so this examination on justice and retribution in history and literature was a bit different It was a reasonable read, informative and intelligent without being esoteric I learned a few things the price sheet for injured lost body parts was a highlight I would not have expected the pinkie to be the most valuable digit after the thumb and got to revisit some Icelandic stories While I wouldn t call it gripping, it was definitely interesting and [...]


  3. This was a fascinating book presenting a a far different, and interesting, take on the meaning of justice than most people would form for themselves Writing about various ages, from Mesopotamia to honour societies, from ancient practices to the formation of the modern court system, Miller presents modern justice as merely a codification of the concept of an eye for an eye.Referencing sources both modern and ancient, including the Bible, the Torah, Shakespeare and Harvard Law Reviews, Miller mak [...]


  4. I m actually reading the paperback version I assume there is no significant difference, and hardcover is the only version listed on GR I m a huge fan of Bill Miller s work in Old Norse studies, and it s fun to read something of his for a general audience Only about a chapter or so into it, but it looks like it s perfectly acceptable and interesting for the average reader Topic revenge, justice, getting even and the background of that concept and its pervasiveness even in contemporary culture.


  5. I love how Miller can present the most esoteric material and present in an entertaining, conversational way This book explores concepts of justice and retribution across time, cultures, literature, and the linguistics of modern English I know it sounds dry, but really, it s a fun read


  6. An excellent treatment of the Law of the Talion, with plenty of Miller s forte, the world of saga Iceland and Dark Ages Saxon Britain, mixed in Might have been a stronger work had he done without the chapter on Shakespeare.


  7. This is a pretty interesting read If nothing else, the numerous examples give a much better explanation of what the code of honor cultures were trying to establish The comparisons between current legal and cultural codes versus the stricter punishments of the past are also illuminating.



  8. Who knew talionic legal systems could be humorous Miller s approach is accessible and thought provoking A thoroughly enjoyable account of the history and thought behind an eye for an eye.