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Sir John Fortescue : On the Laws and Governance of England - Shelley Lockwood

Sir John Fortescue

On the Laws and Governance of England

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2008
ISBN: 9780521434454
Number Of Pages: 216

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Sir John Fortescue CJKB (c.1395-c.1477) was undoubtedly the foremost English political scientist of the fifteenth century. This convenient volume brings together for the first time new editions of his two major works - In Praise of the Laws of England and The Governance of England - with references and suggestions for further reading for the student. In her introduction, Shelley Lockwood presents a clear reassessment of the work of John Fortescue and places these key texts in their historical and intellectual contexts. These works, arguably the earliest in English political thought, were written from the perspective of a self-consciously analytical and highly experienced lawyer and government official during a time of war and political upheaval. They form a coherent argument for justice against tyranny and afford unique insights into the law and governance of fifteenth-century England.

EditorÆs note on the texts
Note on the translations
Principal events in FortescueÆs life
Select bibliography
List of abbreviations
In Praise of the Laws of England
The Governance of England
Extracts from On the Nature of the Law of Nature
Example of how good council helps and advantages and of what follows from the contrary
Articles to the Earl of Warwick 1470
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521434454
ISBN-10: 0521434459
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st March 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.22  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.32