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On the laws and governance of England

On the laws and governance of England

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Stanley Bertram Chrimes, Shelley Lockwood, John Fortescue, John Selden
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Other titles: De laudibus legum Angliae.
  • Series title: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/on-the-laws-and-governance-of-england/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

Liv, 156 pages ; 23 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, On the laws and governance of England is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Sir John Fortescue ; edited by Shelley Lockwood.
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 177 editions
  • First edition Date: 1543
  • Last edition Date: 2011
  • General Notes: Contains In praise of the laws of England and The governance of England.
  • Languages: British English, Latin, Italian, German, Multiple languages
  • Language Notes: Translations from the Latin.
  • Library of Congress Code: KD600
  • Dewey Code: 344.2
  • ISBN: 0521434459 9780521434454 0521589967 9780521589963
  • OCLC: 34473814

Publisher Description:

Sir John Fortescue CJKB (c.1395-c.1477) was undoubtedly the foremost English political scientist of the fifteenth century. This convenient volume brings together for the first time new editions of his two major works – In Praise of the Laws of England and The Governance of England – with references and suggestions for further reading for the student. In her introduction, Shelley Lockwood presents a clear reassessment of the work of John Fortescue and places these key texts in their historical and intellectual contexts. These works, arguably the earliest in English political thought, were written from the perspective of a self-consciously analytical and highly experienced lawyer and government official during a time of war and political upheaval. They form a coherent argument for justice against tyranny and afford unique insights into the law and governance of fifteenth-century England.

Main Contents

Principal events in Fortescue's life
Select bibliography
List of abbreviations
In Praise of the Laws of England
The Governance of England
App. A. Extracts from On the Nature of the Law of Nature
App. B. Example of how good council helps and advantages and of what follows from the contrary
App. C. Articles to the Earl of Warwick 1470.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Editor's note
Introduction
Suggestions for further reading
Principal events in Fortescue's life
Translator's note
In Praise of the Laws of England
Notes to In Praise
The Governance of England
Notes to Governance
Appendices.

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