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William Blackstone : law and letters in the eighteenth century

Author: Wilfrid R Prest
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st pbk. ed.]View 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: Biography
Named Person: William Blackstone; William Blackstone
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfrid R Prest
ISBN: 9780199652013 0199652015
OCLC Number: 754167903
Notes: Includes note to paperback edition.
Description: xix, 355, [10] pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: APPENDIXES ; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY
Responsibility: Wilfrid Prest.

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