William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century
On Sale Now! Save 6% on the William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century by Oxford University Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Lawyer, judge, politician, poet, teacher, and architect, William Blackstone was a major figure in eighteenth century public life. Over his varied and
Blackstone's 'Commentaries on the Laws of England' remains the most celebrated and influential text in the Anglo-American common-law tradition. This great book has inevitably overshadowed its author, while the dispersal of his personal and professional papers further complicates the task of understanding the man behind the work. The lack of a thorough account of Blackstone's life has fuelled controversy surrounding his intellectual background and political views. Was he the deeply reactionary conservative painted by Bentham, or rather a committed reformer and early champion of human rights?
The present biography makes full use of a considerable body of new evidence that has emerged in recent years to shed light on the life, work, and times of this neglected figure in English and American history. Exploring Blackstone's family upbringing and private life, his political activities and ideology, his religious outlook, and championing of the enlightenment, this book weaves together the threads of an extraordinary mind and career.
|Manufacturer:||Oxford University Press|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
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|Item Weight:||0.66 pounds|
|Item Size:||1 x 6.1 x 6.1 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.32 pounds|
|Package Size:||6.14 x 1.02 x 1.02 inches|