William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Valutazione media 4
( su 2 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780199550296: William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Lawyer, judge, politician, poet, teacher, and architect, William Blackstone was a major figure in eighteenth century public life. Over his varied and brilliant career he made profound contributions to English politics, law, education, and culture through involvements in legal practice, Parliament, and the University of Oxford. Throughout he also remained engaged in his society's literary and spiritual life. Despite the breadth and influence of his work, Blackstone the man remains little known and poorly understood, the lack of engagement with his public and private life standing in stark contrast to the scale of his influence, particularly on the development and teaching of the law.

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.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

A valuable account of the life of the author of the 'Commentaries' on the Laws of England, the first comprehensive and reliable guide to the common law, but who is otherwise unknown to recent generations...Prest describes Blackstone's academic, barristerial and judicial careers with scholarly detail and insight. ( David Pannick QC, Times Online)

...a splendidly controlled and fascinating story of a major historical figure who has never had anything like such treatment before...richly documented, unwaveringly fair but never constrained by the relative lack of personal sources, and above all judicious, indeed magisterial, albeit with numerous human touches... ( Professor Paul Langford, Lincoln College, Oxford)

This fine biography of Sir William Blackstone displays both Wilfrid Prest's command of English legal history and his ability to tell the dancer from the dance. For more than two centuries now...Blackstone the jurisprudent has been obscured by Blackstone the law-book. Behind the lucidity and balance of Blackstone's Commentaries, Prest reveals the pompous, energetic man who penned them: an orphan, a scholar, a forceful academic politician, a shrewd estate manager, and, finally, when his ship came in, a thoughtful and progressive judge. Prest has also overcome the temptation to dwell on his subject's times rather than his life. To our continuing discussion of Blackstone, this book restores the human element...The William Blackstone who appears in these pages is a man to be taken on his own forceful terms. ( Allen D. Boyer, Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, Vol 22, 2010)

There is much to commend in Wilfrid Prest's biography... ( H. T. Dickinson, Times Literary Supplement, February 2009)

[An] exceptionally well-written and absorbing study. ( David Womersley, The Social Affairs Unit: July 27, 2009)

...a fascinating account of the man and the eighteenth-century social, political and legal milieu in which he lived...Professor Prest has written a substantial, fair-minded and elegant biography of a most distinguished man. It deserves a wide readership. ( Dr R O'Regan, Supreme Court of Queensland Library History Program Yearbook 2008)

'...meticulously researched, balanced in tone, and eminently readable'. ( Kyle Day, Bar News (NSW Bar Association) Winter 2009)

Wilfrid Prest has produced an important and much anticipated study. His William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century provides the authoritative and skillful biography that the 'learned Commentator on the Laws of England' long deserved...Thanks to Prest's researches, both editorial and biographical, we are now equipped with dramatically more information about Blackstone's career and activities than at any previous time. And the insights provided in this skillful and illuminating biography are a splendid reward for such extensive researches. ( David Lieberman, Legal History, Volume 13, No. 1, 2009)

Wilfrid Prest's intellectual biography presents us with a more rounded and, it must be admitted, more attractive, figure than hitherto imagined, and to this extent his exploration of the byways of Blackstone's career is very valuable ( Andrew Lewis, The International Journal of Law in Context)

Prest reminds us in his conclusion that the aim of his book was "to tell the story of Blackstone's life and work in his own time, while recognizing the Commentaries as still his major claim to fame"...Wilfred Prest accomplished his objective, and did so very well indeed ( James Oldham, The Journal of Law and History Review)

Prest has pursued Blackstone remorselessly through the archives, making light of the frustrating lack of personal material, to present, for the first time, a chronological account of Blackstone's life. And, if a few gaps remain, his elegant prose makes them seem unimportant. The result is a biography which, while it may not significantly alter our view of Blackstone, does full justice to and important academic, political and legal career ( Ian Doolittle, The English Historical Review)

L'autore:

Born in Melbourne of English parents, Wilfrid Prest was educated at the universities of Melbourne and Oxford; after a brief spell as a publishing trainee he returned to a lectureship in history at the University of Adelaide, where he has spent most of his academic career, apart from two years as Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, and visiting positions at All Souls College Oxford, Clare Hall Cambridge, Princeton University, St Andrew's University, and the Australian National University. From 2002-2007 he held an Australian Research Council fellowship for a project on the life and works of William Blackstone at the University of Adelaide, where he is currently Professor Emeritus and Visiting Research Fellow in History and Law.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Prest, Wilfrid
Editore: Oxford University Press 2008-12-15 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199550298 ISBN 13: 9780199550296
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 2
Da
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press 2008-12-15, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. 0199550298. Codice libro della libreria Z0199550298ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,60
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Prest, Wilfrid
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199550298 ISBN 13: 9780199550296
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0199550298. Codice libro della libreria Z0199550298ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,60
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Prest, Wilfrid
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199550298 ISBN 13: 9780199550296
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0199550298. Codice libro della libreria Z0199550298ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,62
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Prest, Wilfrid
Editore: Oxford University Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199550298 ISBN 13: 9780199550296
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0199550298

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 31,59
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Prest, Wilfrid
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199550298 ISBN 13: 9780199550296
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Paseo Books
(Mesa, AZ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0199550298 New. Codice libro della libreria Z0199550298ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 31,27
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Wilfrid Prest
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199550298 ISBN 13: 9780199550296
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0199550298

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 32,26
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Prest, Wilfrid
Editore: Oxford Univ Press, Oxford, England (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199550298 ISBN 13: 9780199550296
Nuovi Rilegato Prima edizione Quantità: 3
Da
Dartmouth Books
(West Molesey, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Press, Oxford, England, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. New hardback book from the First Edition as published by OUP in 2008. Blackstone has many claims to fame but perhaps his most important one is his 'Commentaries on the Laws of England' which remains the most celebrated and influential text in the Anglo-American common-law tradition. The book's size in inches is 9.5 x 6.3. As with all our sales of books within the UK, we only ever charge a flat standard delivery cost of £3.35. Codice libro della libreria 001547

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,90
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 16,67
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Prest, Wilfrid
Editore: Oxford University Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199550298 ISBN 13: 9780199550296
Nuovi Rilegato Prima edizione Quantità: 3
Da
J. C. Burris, Bookseller
(Plantation, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. New hardcover book with dust jacket, never been read. 1st printing. Current list price: $71.50. Codice libro della libreria 008852

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 37,45
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,59
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Prest, Wilfrid
Editore: Oxford University Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199550298 ISBN 13: 9780199550296
Nuovi Rilegato Prima edizione Quantità: 1
Da
J. C. Burris, Bookseller
(Plantation, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. New hardcover book with dust jacket, never been read. 1st printing. Current list price: $71.50. Codice libro della libreria 008714

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 38,40
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,59
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Prest, Wilfrid
Editore: Oxford University Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199550298 ISBN 13: 9780199550296
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 2
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110199550298

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 47,60
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,75
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro