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Re-interpreting Blackstone's Commentaries : a seminal text in national and international contexts

Re-interpreting Blackstone's Commentaries : a seminal text in national and international contexts

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Wilfrid R. Prest
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2014. ©2014
  • Material: Biography
  • Type: Book
  • Other titles: Blackstone's Commentaries
    Reinterpreting Blackstone's Commentaries
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/re-interpreting-blackstone-s-commentaries-a-seminal-text-in-national-and-international-contexts/ (Stable identifier)

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VIII, 245 pages : ILlustrations ; 24 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Re-interpreting Blackstone's Commentaries : a seminal text in national and international contexts is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Hart Publishing.
  • Responsable Person: edited by Wilfrid Prest.
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Copyright Date: 2014
  • Location: Oxford ; Portland, Oregon
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 6 editions
  • First edition Date: 2014
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • General Notes: “Derived from papers presented at a symposium convened at the University of Adelaide on 6 December 2012, together with additional chapters written after the event by John Orth and the editor.”–Preface.
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD660
  • Dewey Code: 340.1092
  • ISBN: 9781849465380 184946538X
  • OCLC: 889563423

Main Contents

Blackstone's 'stutter' : the (anti) performance of the Commentaries / Kathryn Temple
William Blackstone : courtroom dramatist? / Simon Stern
Blackstone as draughtsman : picturing the law / Cristina S. Martinez
Blackstone's Commentaries : England's legal georgic? / Michael Meehan
Blackstone in the bayous : inscribing slavery in the Louisiana Digest of 1808 / John W. Cairns
Legal jambalaya / Stephen M. Sheppard
Blackstone and the birth of Quebec's distinct legal culture 1765-1867 / Michel Morin
Blackstone's ghost : law and legal education in North Carolina / John V. Orth
Antipodean Blackstone / Wilfrid Prest
Blackstone's king / Paul D. Halliday
Modern Blackstone : the king's two bodies, the Supreme Court and the President / Ruth Paley
Blackstone's Commentaries and the origins of modern constitutionalism / Horst Dippel
Reading Blackstone in the twenty-first century and the twenty-first century through Blackstone / Jessie Allen.

Summary Note

This collection explores the remarkable impact and continuing influence of William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, from the work's original publication in the 1760s down to the present.

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