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Law, politics and society in early modern England

Law, politics and society in early modern England

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): C. W. Brooks
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/law-politics-and-society-in-early-modern-england/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

XII, 456 pages ; 24 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Law, politics and society in early modern England is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Responsable Person: Christopher W. Brooks.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 20 editions
  • First edition Date: 2008
  • Last edition Date: 2011
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD612
  • Dewey Code: 349.42
  • ISBN: 9780521323918 0521323916
  • OCLC: 231580873

Main Contents

English history and the history of English law 1485-1642
Courts, lawyers and legal thought under the early Tudors
The initiatives of the crown and the break from Rome
Political realities and legal discourse in the later sixteenth century
The politics of jurisdiction I: the liberty of the subject and the ecclesiastical polity 1560–c. 1610
The politics of jurisdiction II: multiple kingdoms and questions about royal authority
The absoluta potestas of a sovereign and the liberty of the subject: law and political controversy in the 1620s
The degeneration of civil society into a state of war 1629–1642
Law and 'community'
The aristocracy, the gentry and the rule of law
Economic and tenurial relationships
The household and its members
The person, the community and the state.

Summary Note

Examines legal thought and practice from the later middle ages through to the middle of the seventeenth century.

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Abbreviations and conventions
1. English history and the history of English law 1485-1642
2. Courts, lawyers and legal thought under the early Tudors
3. The Initiatives of the Crown and the break from Rome
4. Political realities and legal discourse in the later sixteenth century
5. The politics of jurisdiction i: the Liberty of the subject and the ecclesiastical polity 1560-c. 1610
6. The politics of jurisdiction II: multiple kingdoms and questions about royal authority
7. The absoluta potestas of a sovereign and the liberty of the subject: law and political controversy in the 1620s
8. The degeneration of civil society into a state of war 1629-1642
9. Law and 'community'
10. The aristocracy, the gentry and the rule of law
11. Economic and tenurial relationships
12. The household and its members
13. The person, the community and the state
14. Conclusion
Manuscript bibliography
Index

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