Synopses & Reviews
Excerpt from Handbook on Election Laws a Laws
The history of election laws constitutes one of the most interesting chapters in legal his tory. The origin and evolution of elections is throughout closely connected with the crea tion and development of free political insti tntions. The existence or non-existence of elections, together with the character of the elections if they do exist, furnish a clue to the general character of the laws of any country or period.
In the earliest age in the history of nearly every race the existence of rude elections in the popular assemblies, is to be seen. The greatest development in this field in ancient times was reached in some of the city repub lics of Greece, and more especially in the Roman Republic. The establishment of the Roman Empire, and later of the Feudal Sys tem, almost eradicated popular elections as an element in national government.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.