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

Sir John Fortescue

On the Laws and Governance of England

By: Sir John Fortescue, Shelley Lockwood (Editor), Raymond Geuss (Adapted By), Quentin Skinner (Adapted By)

Paperback Published: 12th May 1997
ISBN: 9780521589963
Number Of Pages: 216

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Sir John Fortescue was undoubtedly the foremost English political theorist 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. These works, arguably the earliest in English political thought, form a coherent argument for justice against tyranny and afford unique insights into the law and governance of fifteenth century England.

Editor's note on the texts
Note on the translations
Principal events in Fortescue's 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: 9780521589963
ISBN-10: 0521589967
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 12th May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.28