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John Selden : a life in scholarship

Author: G J Toomer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Oxford-Warburg studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An intellectual biography of John Selden, the most learned Englishman of his time, a lawyer who produced important works in several different fields, including English history, law, and Jewish  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Toomer, G. J.
John Selden
(OCoLC)680276824
Named Person: John Selden; John Selden; John Selden; John Selden
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G J Toomer
ISBN: 9780199207039 0199207038 9780199207015 0199207011 9780199207022 019920702X
OCLC Number: 281097798
Description: 2 volumes : illustration ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Early Years: Education ; 2. The Inner Temple and Literary London ; 3. The Resources for Scholarship in the Early 17th Century ; Classical and Medieval Texts ; Ancient inscriptions ; Numismatics ; Legal texts and treatises ; Hebrew and other non-European texts ; Libraries ; Acquisition of books and manuscripts ; Archives ; Forgeries and Romances ; The Bible as a historical authority ; Chronology ; Etymologies ; 4. Early Works ; Analecta Anglobritannica ; Janus Anglorum ; England's Epinomis ; Duello ; Illustrations to Poly-Olbion ; Critique to the early works ; 5. 'Antiquarian' Writings ; Titles of Honor 1614 ; Titles of Honor 1631 ; Of the Iewes sometimes living in England ; Letter to Vincent ; 6. Writings on English Legal History ; Fortescue ; Hengham ; Original of Testaments and Intestates Goods ; Dissertatio ad Fletam ; 7. De Diis Syris ; DS 1617 ; The reception of De Diis Syris ; DS 1629 ; Critiques of De Diis Syris ; 8. The Historie of Tithes ; Tithes and 'divine right' ; Why did Selden write Historie of Tithes? ; Composition of Historie of Tithes ; Significance of the title ; Publication of the book ; The Preface ; Tithes in the Old Testament ; Tithes among the Gentiles ; History of tithes among Christians generally ; History of tithes in England ; The Review ; Critique of Historie of Tithes ; The aftermath ; 9. The Social and Political Background to Selden's Later Work ; Patrons, friends and acquaintances ; The Virginia Company ; Parliaments ; Imprisonment and bail ; 10. Works on English Medieval History ; Eadmer ; Matthew Paris (1640) ; Historiae Anglicanae Scriptores ; 11. Marmora Arundelliana ; The inscriptions ; The edition ; Critique of Marmora Arundelliana ; 12. Mare Clausum ; Origin and publication of the book ; Book I ; Book II ; Critiques and reception of Mare Clausum ; 13. Earlier Works on Jewish Law ; Selden's approach to Jewish Law ; De Successionibus in Bona Defuncti ; Features of the 1636 edition ; De Successione in Pontificatum ; 14. De Iure Naturali ; Origin of the book ; Title and Preface ; Book I ; Books II-VII ; Critiques of De Iure Naturali ; 15. The Long Parliament and the Promotion of Scholarship ; Selden in the Long Parliament ; Religion and the Westminster Assembly ; The Universities ; Libraries ; Aid to scholars and promotion of scholarship ; Table Talk ; 16. Arabic Studies ; Helpers and aids to study ; Biblical and Christian religious works ; Eutychius ; The Koran ; Other Arabic works ; Printing in Arabic ; Selden's contribution to Arabic studies ; 17. Karaite Influences: De Anno Civili & Uxor Ebraica ; De Anno Civili ; Uxor Abraica ; 18. De Synedriis ; De Synedriis I ; De Synedriis II ; De Synedriis III ; Critiques of De Synedriis ; 19. Death and Legacy ; Deathbed scenes ; Funeral and Tomb ; Selden's Will ; The fate of Selden's library ; 20. Selden in the History of Scholarship ; Paradigms of scholarship: Selden and Ussher ; Purpose of scholarship ; Methodology ; Relations with other scholars ; Selden's influence ; Appendices ; A. Selden's "autobiography" ; B. Legal Texts ; C. Trinoda Necessitas ; D. The 'third edition' of De Diis Syris ; E. Selden's letter to Taylor on oriental studies ; F. Capistrum Iudaeorum ; G. The "Selden" emendations of Dio Chrysostom
Series Title: Oxford-Warburg studies.
Responsibility: G.J. Toomer.

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... Selden the scholar has left a body of work which could be assessed only by a scholar as formidably learned as himself. He has been fortunate indeed in having at last found such an interpreter. * Read more...

 
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