Maitland: State, Trust and Corporation

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Representing perhaps the most celebrated English historian since Gibbon, this collection of a series of F.W. Maitland's (1850-1906) later essays is designed to bring his thought to the attention of political theorists and political scientists, as well as historians. The essays are about the historical origins of the state, and many of their themes--the limits of state power, the interrelationship between states and corporations--are of continuing relevance today.
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'… interesting and relevant for political theorists.' Political Studies Review

'This delightful collection of essays in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought series is warmly to be welcomed. The effect is impressive. The book sheds considerable light on Maitland's interest in groups and its significance for political theorists and historians of political thought, in particular. The Cambridge edition is as much a tribute to the editors' erudition as it is to Maitland's. The greatly improved accessibility of all the essays is a boon to those interested in questions of law and the state, liberty and groups, and the adaptation of legal theory to life, in a historical and contemporary context.' History of Political Thought

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Meet the Author

Frederic William Maitland (1850–1906): late Downing Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge, arguably the greatest of all British historians, and a major voice in political theory.

University Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Cambridge and author of Pluralism and the Personality of the State (Cambridge, 1997).

Lecturer in Late Medieval Studies at the Warburg Institute, London, and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford

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Table of Contents

Editors' introduction; Note on the text; Bibliographical notes; Biographical notes; Glossary of technical terms; Preface; The Essays. 1. The corporation sole; 2. The Crown as corporation; 3. The unincorporate body; 4. Moral personality and legal personality; 5. Trust and corporation; Index.
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