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Blackstone and his commentaries : biography, law, history

Author: Wilfrid R Prest
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here, individual essays treat Blackstone's early architectural treatises and their relationship to his 'Commentaries', his idiosyncratic book collecting and his views of the role of judges, interpretation of statutes, the law of marriage, the status of wives, natural law, property law and the legalities of colonisation.
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Biography Congresses
Named Person: William Blackstone; William Blackstone; William Blackstone; William Blackstone
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfrid R Prest
ISBN: 9781841137964 1841137960
OCLC Number: 303096316
Notes: "This volume had its origins in a symposium on 'William Blackstone: Life, Thought, Influence' held ... [University of] Adelaide ... December 2007."--Pref.
Description: viii, 254 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Blackstone and biography / Wilfrid Prest --
A 'Model of the old house': architecture in Blackstone's life and Commentaries / Carol Matthews --
"A mighty consuption of ale': Blackstone, Buckler and All Souls College, Oxford / Norma Aubertin-Potter --
William Blackstone and William Prynne: an unlikely association? / Ian Doolittle --
Blackstone on judging / John H. Langbein --
Blackstone's rules for the construction of statutes / John V. Orth --
Blackstone and Bentham on the law of marriage / Mary Sokol --
Coverture and unity of person in Blackstone's Commentaries / Tim Stretton --
Blackstone's Comentaries on colonialism: Australian judicial interpretations / Thalia Anthony --
Restoring the 'real' to real property law: a return to Blackstone? / Nicole Graham --
American Blackstones / Michael Hoeflich --
Blackstone in Germany / Horst Dippel.
Responsibility: edited by Wilfrid Prest.

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Combining the work of eminent and emerging scholars this interdisciplinary book sheds new light on a legal classic and its continued influence.  Read more...

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For this reader, the three chapters concerning the influence of Blackstone were the highlight of a splendid collection...Unlike the Commentaries themselves, this book is not intended as a systematic Read more...

 
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