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The ancient constitution and the feudal law : a study of English historical thought in the seventeenth century

Author: John Greville Agard Pocock
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Transferred to digital printView all editions and formats
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In clarifying the relation of the historical outlook of seventeenth-century Englishmen to the study of law, and pointing out its political implication, Pocock shows how history's ground was laid for  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Greville Agard Pocock
ISBN: 0521303524 9780521303521 052131643X 9780521316439
OCLC Number: 255567496
Description: XV, 402 Seiten
Contents: Preface; Preface to the first edition; Part I. The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law: 1. Introductory: the French prelude to modern historiography; 2. The common-law mind: custom and the immemorial; 3. The common-law mind: the absence of a basis of comparison; 4. The discovery of feudalism: French and Scottish historians; 5. The discovery of feudalism: Sir Henry Spelman; 6. Interregnum: the Oceana of James Harrington; 7. Interregnum: the first royalist reaction and the response of Sir Matthew Hale; 8. The Brady controversy; 9. Conclusion: 1688 in the history of historiography; Part II. The Ancient Constitution Revisited: A Retrospect from 1986: 10. Historiography and common law; 11. Civil War and interregnum; 12. Restoration, revolution and oligarchy; Index.
Responsibility: J.G.A. Pocock.

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