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Sir John Fortescue: On the Laws and Governance of England / Edition 1
     

Sir John Fortescue: On the Laws and Governance of England / Edition 1

by John Fortescue
 

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ISBN-10: 0521589967

ISBN-13: 9780521589963

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Sir John Fortescue was undoubtedly the foremost English political theorist 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. These works, arguably the earliest in English

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Sir John Fortescue was undoubtedly the foremost English political theorist 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. These works, arguably the earliest in English political thought, form a coherent argument for justice against tyranny and afford unique insights into the law and governance of fifteenth century England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521589963
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Editor's note on the texts; Note on the translations; Introduction; Principal events in Fortescue's life; Select bibliography; List of abbreviations; 1. In Praise of the Laws of England; 2. The Governance of England; Appendix A. Extracts from On the Nature of the Law of Nature; Appendix B. Example of how good council helps and advantages and of what follows from the contrary; Appendix C. Articles to the Earl of Warwick 1470; Index.

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