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Assenting to the Law: Sacrifice and Punishment at the Dawn of Secularism

Jonathan Sheehan

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines two texts from mid-seventeenth-century England with a view to understanding the political work done by the language of sacrifice. It challenges the ideas that that moment in ... More


Popular Sovereignty and the Civil Law in Stuart Constitutional Thought

Daniel Lee

in Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745167
eISBN:
9780191806094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745167.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter investigates the influence of the civil law on early modern English theories of sovereignty. It examines the vital role of the English civilians in introducing Continental legal ideas of ... More


Freedom of Expression

Michael Tugendhat

in Liberty Intact: Human Rights in English Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198790990
eISBN:
9780191833403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790990.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Until the nineteenth century freedom of speech meant immunity for anything said in court or Parliament, and, otherwise, no prior restraint by licensing. Sanctions after the event were allowed. ... More


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