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Freedom of speech, 1500-1850

Author: Robert G Ingram; Jason Peacey; Alex W Barber
Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2020
Series: Politics, culture and society in early modern Britain
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This collection offers bold reappraisals of the history of freedom of speech in the pre-modern Anglophone world. It addresses the aims and effectiveness of official policies, the thorny issues with  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Ingram; Jason Peacey; Alex W Barber
ISBN: 9781526147103 1526147106
OCLC Number: 1183901361
Description: xii, 263 Seiten
Contents: 1 Freedom of speech in England and the Anglophone world, 1500-1850 - Jason Peacey, Robert G. Ingram and Alex W. Barber 2 Thomas Elyot on counsel, kairos and freeing speech in Tudor England - Joanne Paul 3 Pearls before swine: limiting godly speech in early seventeenth-century England - Karl Gunther 4 'Free speech' in Elizabethan and early Stuart England - Peter Lake 5 The origins of the concept of freedom of the press - David Como 6 Swift and free speech - David Womersley 7 Defending the truth: arguments for free speech and their limits in early eighteenth-century Britain and France - Ann Thomson 8 'The warr... against heaven by blasphemors and infidels': prosecuting heresy in Enlightenment England - Robert G. Ingram and Alex W. Barber 9 David Hume and 'Of the Liberty of the Press' (1741) in its original contexts - Max Skjoensberg 10 The argument for the freedom of speech and press during the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, 1787-8 - Patrick Peel 11 Before - and beyond - On Liberty: Samuel Bailey and the nineteenth-century theory of free speech - Greg Conti 12 Unfree, unequal, unempirical: press freedom, British India and Mill's theory of the public - Christopher Barker Index -- .
Series Title: Politics, culture and society in early modern Britain
Responsibility: edited by Robert G. Ingram, Jason Peacey and Alex W. Barber.


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