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Law and Government in England During the Long Eighteenth Century: From Consent to Command (Studies in Modern History)

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Over the long eighteenth century English governance was transformed by large adjustments to the legal instruments and processesof power. This book documentsand analyzes these shifts and focuses upon the changing relations between legal authority and the English people.

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DAVID LEMMINGSis Professor of History at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has published several books on legal culture and governance in eighteenth century England andis editor (with Clare Walker) of Moral Panics, the Media and Law in Early Modern England (2009).

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

List of Tables

Note on Works Cited in Endnotes

Introduction: Law, Consent and Command

The Local Experience of Law and Authority: Quarter Sessions, JPs, and the People

Going to Law: the Rise and Fall of Civil Litigation

Crime and the Administration of Criminal Law: Problems, Solutions, and Participation

Parliament, Legislation and the People: the Idea and Experience of Leviathan

Conclusion: Governance, People and Law in the Eighteenth Century

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230293014
Author:
Lemmings, David
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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