Res gesta

RES GESTA, evidence. The subject matter; thing done.
     2. When it is necessary in the course of a cause to inquire into the nature of a particular act, or the intention of the person who did the act, proof of what the person said at the time of doing it, is admissible evidence, as part of the res gesta, for the purpose of showing its true character. On an indictment for a rape, for example, what the girl said so recently after the fact as to exclude the possibility of practising on her, has been held to be admissible evidence, as a part of the transaction. East, P. C. 414; 2 Stark. Cas. 241; 1 Stark. Ev. 47; 1 Phil. Ev. 218: Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

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Many courses in women's studies are focused on revisions of history as res gesta and of history as narratio rerum gestarum, and I am convinced that the importance of this book resides precisely in the variety of the studied fictional texts and in their feminist critical analysis.