Bagehot: The English Constitution / Edition 1

Bagehot: The English Constitution / Edition 1

by Bagehot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521469422

ISBN-13: 9780521469425

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a new and highly accessible rendition of one of the classics of English political writing. Paul Smith presents the text of the first (1867) edition of Bagehot's The English Constitution, together with the original conclusion, as well as Bagehot's long introduction to the second edition of 1872. All the usual student-friendly features of the Cambridge Texts

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This is a new and highly accessible rendition of one of the classics of English political writing. Paul Smith presents the text of the first (1867) edition of Bagehot's The English Constitution, together with the original conclusion, as well as Bagehot's long introduction to the second edition of 1872. All the usual student-friendly features of the Cambridge Texts series are present, including a concise explanatory introduction, select bibliography and brief biographies of key figures, as well as annotation designed to explain to modern readers some of Bagehot's more arcane contemporary allusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521469425
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's introduction; Principal events in Bagehot's life; Note on the text and annotation; The English Constitution: Advertisement; 1. The cabinet; 2. The pre-requisites of cabinet government, and the peculiar form which they have assumed in England; 3. The monarchy; 4. The monarchy (continued); 5. The House of Lords; 6. The House of Commons; 7. On changes of ministry; 8. Its supposed checks and balances; 9. Its history, and the effects of that history; Conclusion; Introduction to the second edition (1872); Notes; Biographical notes on persons mentioned in the text; Bibliographical note; Index.

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