Law, politics and society in early modern England / Christopher W. Brooks.
- Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
xii, 456 p. ; 24 cm.
- Law -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Law -- England -- History -- 17th century.
- English history and the history of English law 1485-1642
Courts, lawyers and legal thought under the early Tudors
The initiatives of the crown and the break from Rome
Political realities and legal discourse in the later sixteenth century
The politics of jurisdiction I : the liberty of the subject and the ecclesiastical polity 1560-c.1610
The politics of jurisdiction II : multiple kingdoms and questions about royal authority
The absoluta potestas of a sovereign and the liberty of the subject : law and political controversy in the 1620s
The degeneration of civil society into a state of war 1629-1642
Law and 'community'
The aristocracy, the gentry and the rule of law
Economic and tenurial relationships
The household and its members
The person, the community and the state.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-442) and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
- Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
- 9780521323918 (hardback : alk. paper)
0521323916 (hardback : alk. paper)
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