Law-Making and Society in Late Elizabethan England: The Parliament of England, 1584-1601 / Edition 1

Law-Making and Society in Late Elizabethan England: The Parliament of England, 1584-1601 / Edition 1

by David Dean
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521521858

ISBN-13: 9780521521857

Pub. Date: 08/22/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In recent years, historians have begun to reassess the Elizabethan parliament. David Dean's book contributes to this development by offering the first detailed account and analysis of the legislative impulses of the men attending the last six parliaments of Elizabeth's reign. Examining a wide range of social and economic issues, law reform, religious and political…  See more details below

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In recent years, historians have begun to reassess the Elizabethan parliament. David Dean's book contributes to this development by offering the first detailed account and analysis of the legislative impulses of the men attending the last six parliaments of Elizabeth's reign. Examining a wide range of social and economic issues, law reform, religious and political concerns, and affairs both national and local, Law-making and society in late Elizabethan England addresses the importance of parliament both as a political event and as a legislative institution. David Dean draws on an array of local, corporate and personal archives, as well as parliamentary records, to reinterpret the legislative history of the period, and in doing so develops a deeper understanding of many aspects of Elizabethan England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521521857
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Edition description:
FIRST/REPRINT
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Note to the reader
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Initiation and procedure5
2Supply and the general pardon34
3The crown and the state63
4Religion and the church98
5The commonweal133
6Law reform188
7Private legislation217
8Expiring laws continuance acts259
Epilogue: the Parliament of 1604277
Conclusion282
Index of acts291
Index of bills295
General index300

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