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Blackstone and His Critics (Paperback)

Edited by Page, Anthony
Edited by Prest, Wilfrid

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William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69) is perhaps the most elegant and influential legal text in the history of the common law. By one estimate, Blackstone has been cited well over 10,000 times in American judicial opinions alone. Prominent in recent r...eassessment of Blackstone and his works, Wilfrid Prest also convened the Adelaide symposia which have now generated two collections of essays: Blackstone and his Commentaries: Biography, Law, History (2009), and Re-Interpreting Blackstone's Commentaries: A Seminal Text in National and International Contexts (2014). This third collection focuses on Blackstone's critics and detractors. Leading scholars examine the initial reception of the Commentaries in the context of debates over law, religion and politics in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland. Having shown Blackstone's volumes to be a contested work of the Enlightenment, the remaining chapters assess critical responses to Blackstone on family law, the status of women and legal education in Britain and America. While Blackstone and his Commentaries have been widely lauded and memorialised in marble, this volume highlights the extent to which they have also attracted censure, controversy and disparagement.
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ISBN 9781509940295
Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 20 Aug 2020

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ISBN-13 9781509940295
Stock Release date is 20 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 20 Aug 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Hart Publishing
Released 20 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Page, Anthony
Edited by Prest, Wilfrid
Category Legal History
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 348.4202
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Law - History - England
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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