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The Resource Blackstone and his critics, edited by Anthony Page and Wilfrid Pest

Blackstone and his critics, edited by Anthony Page and Wilfrid Pest

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Blackstone and his critics
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Blackstone and his critics
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edited by Anthony Page and Wilfrid Pest
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eng
Summary
William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69) is perhaps the most elegant and influential legal text in the history of the common law. By one estimate, Blackstone has been cited well over 10,000 times in American judicial opinions alone. Prominent in recent reassessment of Blackstone and his works, Wilfrid Prest also convened the Adelaide symposia which have now generated two collections of essays: Blackstone and his Commentaries: Biography, Law, History (2009), and Re-Interpreting Blackstone's Commentaries: A Seminal Text in National and International Contexts (2014). This third collection focuses on Blackstone's critics and detractors. Leading scholars examine the initial reception of the Commentaries in the context of debates over law, religion and politics in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland. Having shown Blackstone's volumes to be a contested work of the Enlightenment, the remaining chapters assess critical responses to Blackstone on family law, the status of women and legal education in Britain and America. While Blackstone and his Commentaries have been widely lauded and memorialised in marble, this volume highlights the extent to which they have also attracted censure, controversy and disparagement
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Page, Anthony
  • Prest, Wilfrid R.
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  • Blackstone, William
  • Law
  • Law
  • England
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Blackstone and his critics, edited by Anthony Page and Wilfrid Pest
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Anthony Page and Wilfrid Prest -- Rationalising the common law: Blackstone and his predecessors? Michael Lobban -- The "least repulsive" work on a "repulsive subject": Jeremy Bentham on William Blackstone's commentaries on the laws of England / Philip Schofield -- Blackstone, expositor and censor of law both made and found / Jessie Allen -- William Blackstone, Edward Gibbon and Thomas Winchester: the case for an Oxford enlightenment / Ian Doolittle -- Rational dissent and Blackstone's commentaries / Anthony Page -- Blackstone, parliamentary sovereignty and his Irish critics / Ultán Gillen -- Blackstone, family law and the exclusion of the half blood in inheritance / Tim Stretton -- Blackstone and women / Carolyn Steedman -- Professing law in the shadow of the commentaries / David Lieberman -- Hammond's Blackstone and the historical school of American jurisprudence / David M Rabban -- A very narrowing effect upon our profession?: a progressive jurist confronts Blackstone / John V Orth -- Blackstone?s posthumous reputation / Wilfrid Prest
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 229 pages
Isbn
9781509910458
Lccn
2017052331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1012615943
Label
Blackstone and his critics, edited by Anthony Page and Wilfrid Pest
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Anthony Page and Wilfrid Prest -- Rationalising the common law: Blackstone and his predecessors? Michael Lobban -- The "least repulsive" work on a "repulsive subject": Jeremy Bentham on William Blackstone's commentaries on the laws of England / Philip Schofield -- Blackstone, expositor and censor of law both made and found / Jessie Allen -- William Blackstone, Edward Gibbon and Thomas Winchester: the case for an Oxford enlightenment / Ian Doolittle -- Rational dissent and Blackstone's commentaries / Anthony Page -- Blackstone, parliamentary sovereignty and his Irish critics / Ultán Gillen -- Blackstone, family law and the exclusion of the half blood in inheritance / Tim Stretton -- Blackstone and women / Carolyn Steedman -- Professing law in the shadow of the commentaries / David Lieberman -- Hammond's Blackstone and the historical school of American jurisprudence / David M Rabban -- A very narrowing effect upon our profession?: a progressive jurist confronts Blackstone / John V Orth -- Blackstone?s posthumous reputation / Wilfrid Prest
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 229 pages
Isbn
9781509910458
Lccn
2017052331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1012615943

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