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The Radical Face of the Ancient Constitution: St Edward's 'Laws' in Early Modern Political Thought

Greenberg, Janelle

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ISBN 10: 0521791316 / ISBN 13: 9780521791311
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Title: The Radical Face of the Ancient Constitution...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

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This book deals with critical aspects of English historical, constitutional and political thought from the Middle Ages to the early modern period. In particular, the book is a study of the ways in which history could be deployed for all kinds of political purposes. The entire story of the historical construct of the "radical ancient constitution" is told, focusing on the ways in which rebels turned to important medieval sources including the so-called "Laws" of Edward the Confessor, in an effort to legitimize resistance, deposition and regicide.


"Scholarly thoroughness and imaginative research..." Albion

"An informative and provocative book, one of value to advanced students of early modern England." Choice

"Historiography is rarely as engrossing as Janelle Greenberg makes it...Greenberg distills the early modern theories and historiographical debates into a compelling analysis. She moves through the centuries with ease, and her muscular prose complements the elegance of her argument." American Historical Review

"...a major contribution...This book is deeply researched and elegantly written, with a marvelously thorough bibliography...Any scholar working on law or government in the Stuart century will profit from this book." - Law and History Review, Alan D. Boyer

"Professor Greenberg's work is an important corrective on how one views and understands the constitutional debates of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries based on the medieval sources available to them. Her wide reading of primary and secondary sources shows that the concept of the ancient constitution was an important element in constitutional thought and her work will become an important source for this period."
Joel Fishman, Duquesne University, Legal History and Rare Book Newsletter

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