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Constitutions and the Classics: Patterns of Constitutional Thought from Fortescue to Bentham

Denis Galligan


This book features a collection of writings that emerged from a programme of workshops that took place at Oxford University between 2008 and 2012. The aim of the programme was to examine from a constitutional perspective the writings of a selection of authors who may justly be considered to have provided the classics of legal and political theory in the British, French, and American contexts. The emphasis is on the British, beginning with John Fortescue in the fifteenth century and ending with Jeremy Bentham in the nineteenth. In light of the constitutional ferment in the United States and Fra ... More

Keywords: legal theory, political theory, constitution, John Fortescue, Jeremy Bentham

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714989
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714989.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Denis Galligan, editor
University of Oxford and Wolfson College

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