By F. W. Maitland, David Runciman, Magnus Ryan
Representing probably the main celebrated English historian on account that Gibbon, this choice of a chain of F.W. Maitland's (1850-1906) later essays is designed to deliver his inspiration to the eye of political theorists and political scientists, in addition to historians. The essays are in regards to the historic origins of the kingdom, and lots of in their themes--the limits of kingdom strength, the interrelationship among states and corporations--are of continuous relevance this present day.
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Idealist philosopher. Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford –. Among the works published posthumously were his Lectures on the principles of political obligation. He opposed positivist conceptions of the state, and influenced a generation of Oxford students (some of whom became ‘New Liberals’) with his demand for action on the part of the state to remedy obstacles to the moral life of the community. xlii Biographical notes (d.
See below, ‘Moral personality and legal personality’, p. . xxviii Editors’ introduction and have no universal application. Cf. Quentin Skinner in ‘A reply to my critics’: ‘Suppose we have the patience to go back to the start of our own history and find out in detail how it developed. This will not only enable us to illuminate the changing applications of some of our key concepts; it will also enable us to uncover the points at which they may have become confused or misunderstood in a way that marked their subsequent history.
He published his Law reports between –, during which time no other reports appeared. ). Though early in his career a defender of the royal prerogative, he became the leading champion of the common law. (–), jurist. Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford –. Author of Lectures on the relation between law and public opinion in England during the nineteenth century (), in which he staunchly defended the British constitutional settlement and the Union.