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Tales of the Constituent Moment - Reading Constitutional Preambles as Origin Myths

English · Hardback

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This book delves into the intricate relationship between constitutional preambles and origin/creation stories found in comparative mythology. It uncovers remarkable structural and thematic parallels between these narratives, seamlessly blending legal scholarship with the captivating field of narratology. Through a meticulous examination of how constitutional preambles provide context to the constitution and how creation myths infuse profound meaning and significance into the transformative moments of birthing a new polity, the book establishes historical and horizontal connections across a diverse range of texts that contribute to the paratextual genre of "preambles". Employing theoretical frameworks from philosophy, theology, and history, this book eloquently showcases the unbroken continuity of constituent politico-legal discourses, bridging the gap between ancient times and the modern world.

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