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William Blackstone : law and letters in the eighteenth century

Author: Wilfrid R Prest
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lawyer, politician, poet, teacher and architect, William Blackstone was a major figure in 18th century public life, and pivotal in the history of law. Despite the influence of his work, Blackstone the man remains little known. This book sheds light on the life, work and society of a neglected figure.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: William Blackstone; William Blackstone; William Blackstone; William Blackstone; William Blackstone
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfrid R Prest
ISBN: 9780199550296 0199550298
OCLC Number: 233939160
Description: xvii, 355 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A young man of brilliant parts (1723-38) --
Removed to the university (1738-43) --
Between the university and the temple (1744-53) --
Advancing the interests of the college (1744-53) --
The general benefit of the university at large (1750-53) --
An active, enterprising genius (1753-58) --
A more public scene (1758-61) --
Hopes of advancement (1761-66) --
A great and able lawyer (1761-69) --
This temper of the times (1768-70) --
At the point he always wished for (1770-80) --
Useful and agreeable (1770-80).
Responsibility: Wilfrid Prest.
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