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A Historical Sketch of Liberty and Equality is a window to one of the most important historians of all time.

This exclusive Liberty Fund edition of F. W. Maitland's classic includes a note on Maitland by Charles Haskins, and a general account of Maitland's life and work, "The Historical Spirit Incarnate: Frederic William Maitland," by Robert Schuyler.

A historian's historian, F. W. Maitland was never to be caught indulging in fanciful speculation about times long past. Rather, he said, "We shall have to think away distinctions which seem to us as clear as the sunshine; we must think ourselves back into a twilight." To achieve this discipline, Maitland chose his tools of historical analysis with a lawyer's care. For example, to decipher works of medieval law written in Anglo-French patois, he became "grammarian, orthographer, and phoneticist."

Thus did none other than Lord Acton declare Maitland to be "the ablest historian in England." In 1875, at only twenty-five years of age, Maitland, in pursuit of a fellowship in Cambridge University, submitted a remarkable work entitled "A Historical Sketch of Liberty and Equality as Ideals of English Political History from the Time of Hobbes to the Time of Coleridge."

F. W. Maitland (1850-1906) was the Downing Professor of the Laws of England at the University of Cambridge and an unparalleled scholar of medieval law.

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Frederic William Maitland, A Historical Sketch of Liberty and Equality, as Ideals of English Political Philosophy from the Time of Hobbes to the Time of Coleridge (1975) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2000).

Note on the Text

"Frederic William Maitland" by Charles H. Haskins

"The Historical Spirit Incarnate: Frederic William Maitland" by Robert Livingston Schuyler

A Historical Sketch of Liberty and Equality as Ideals of English Political Philosophy from the Time of Hobbes to the Time of Coleridge

  • LIBERTY
  • EQUALITY
  • The Body Politic

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ISBN:
9780865972933
Author:
Maitland, Frederic William
Publisher:
Liberty Fund
Location:
Indianapolis
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Equality
Subject:
Liberty
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
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Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
20010431
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
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Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 18 up to 100

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