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The origin of the distinction of ranks : or, an inquiry into the circumstances which give rise to influence and authority, in the different members of society

Author: John Millar; John Murray
Publisher: London : Printed for John Murray, 1781.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed.View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Millar, John, 1735-1801.
Origin of the distinction of ranks.
London : printed for John Murray, 1781
(OCoLC)714199264
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Millar; John Murray
OCLC Number: 3476228
Notes: Originally published in 1771 under title: Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society.
Description: viii, 362 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Of the rank and condition of women in different ages --
2. Of the jurisdiction and authority of a father over his children --
3. The authority of a chief over the members of a tribe or village --
4. The authority of a sovereign, and of subordinate officers, over a society composed of different tribes or villages --
5. The changes produced in the government of a people, by their progress in arts, and in polished manners --
6. The authority of a master over his servants.
Other Titles: Inquiry into the circumstances which give rise to influence and authority, in the different members of society
Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society
Responsibility: by John Millar.

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