The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law: A Study of English Historical Thought in the Seventeenth Century / Edition 2by J. G. A. Pocock
Pocock explores the relationship between the study of law and the historical outlook of seventeenth-century Englishmen.See more details below
Pocock explores the relationship between the study of law and the historical outlook of seventeenth-century Englishmen.
- Cambridge University Press
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- New Edition
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- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)
Table of Contents
Preface; Preface to the first edition; Part I. The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law: 1. Introductory: the French prelude to modern historiography; 2. The common-law mind: custom and the immemorial; 3. The common-law mind: the absence of a basis of comparison; 4. The discovery of feudalism: French and Scottish historians; 5. The discovery of feudalism: Sir Henry Spelman; 6. Interregnum: the Oceana of James Harrington; 7. Interregnum: the first royalist reaction and the response of Sir Matthew Hale; 8. The Brady controversy; 9. Conclusion: 1688 in the history of historiography; Part II. The Ancient Constitution Revisited: A Retrospect from 1986: 10. Historiography and common law; 11. Civil War and interregnum; 12. Restoration, revolution and oligarchy; Index.
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