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The Emergence of Ambrosiaster

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter begins by explaining that two major Latin works, a set of Commentaries on all the Pauline epistles save Hebrews, and 127 Quaestiones on the Old and New Testaments are now known as the ... More


Ambrosiaster's Ecclesiastical Context

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores Ambrosiaster's position in and attitude towards the Roman church in the 370s and 380s. Some of the Quaestiones in particular contain clues that leads to the belief that they ... More


The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi, Shahrazuri and Beyond

L. W. C. van Lit

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415859
eISBN:
9781474435024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415859.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book traces the notion of a world of image from its conception until today. This notion is one of the most original innovations in medieval Islamic philosophy, and is unique compared to other ... More


Introduction

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter sets the scene and provides a rationale for the book as a whole. Various reasons are offered to explain why the author of such a major work as the Commentaries has yet to ... More


Remembrance of Things Lost: Ethnohistory

Diana de Armas Wilson

in Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160052
eISBN:
9780191673764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160052.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter turns to Cervantes's posthumously published Persiles, the novel that most strenuously references America and on which he wagered his posthumous literary fame. The novel's opening ... More


‘A Great and Able Lawyer’ (1761–69)

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter deals with aspects of Blackstone's domestic, family and private life, his role as husband and father, his diet, alcoholic intake, lack of exercise, and martyrdom to gout. Besides ... More


‘Amicitia’

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The functioning of Roman public life depended on amicitia. The fulcrum of the political groups, amicitia also humanised and strengthened relations between representatives of different alignments. ... More


Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Paul White

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265543
eISBN:
9780191760358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Jodocus Badius Ascensius (1462-1535), also known as Josse Bade, was a scholar and printer who played a central role in the flourishing of humanism and print culture in the French Renaissance. In a ... More


Blackstone's Theoretical Intentions

John Finnis

in Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580088
eISBN:
9780191729409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580088.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The introductory discourse in Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765), and its definition of law, has usually been read as focused on the thesis that unjust laws are not laws. But ... More


The Idea of Principle in Scots Criminal Law

Lindsay Farmer

in Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640706
eISBN:
9780748651450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640706.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter tries to articulate some of the ideas about principle — or the uses of the term — that are embedded in doctrinal writings on Scots criminal law. It then examines conceptions of principle ... More


Defining Commentary

Paul White

in Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265543
eISBN:
9780191760358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The chapter examines aspects of the history and theory of commentary, and places Badius’s own commentary practice within these contexts. It focuses in particular of the tradition of grammatica ... More


Contemporary American Harshness: Rejecting Respect for Persons

James Q. Whitman

in Harsh Justice: Criminal Punishment and the Widening Divide between America and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195182606
eISBN:
9780199850266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182606.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter refers to Blackstone's Commentaries to further examine Blackstone's interpretation of the place that the respect for persons holds in the ... More


William Blackstone (1723–1780)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

In his Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765–1769), Sir William Blackstone articulated the legal doctrine of coverture or feme covert (l“covered woman”). According to Blackstone, women lose the ... More


Blackstone, an English Institutist: Legal Literature and the Rise of the Nation State

John W Cairns

in Law, Lawyers, and Humanism: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682096
eISBN:
9781474415989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682096.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The publication of Blackstone’s Commentaries in the 1760s initially gained a favourable reception. However, the criticisms made in 1776 by Bentham in the Fragment on Government did such serious ... More


The Witnesses

Robert Garland

in Julius Caesar

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675020
eISBN:
9781781380611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675020.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes accounts of Caesar's career. The chief witness for Caesar's military accomplishments is Caesar himself, whose seven books of Commentaries on the Gallic War (de bello Gallico) ... More


: Blackstone's Liberal Education for Law and Politics

in The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226094823
eISBN:
9780226094830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094830.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the influence of Sir William Blackstone's training of lawyers and judges in liberal constitutions and states that he also had an important influence on liberal politics. ... More


: A Gothic and Liberal Constitution: Blackstone's Tempering of Sovereignty

in The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226094823
eISBN:
9780226094830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094830.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter compares the common law by Blackstone to a Gothic castle that gradually renovated, but not replaced, by respectful craftsmen as Blackstone places constitutional structures above ... More


Introduction: F. W. Walbank, Polybius, and the Decline of Greece

Bruce Gibson and Thomas Harrison

in Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes as its starting-point Walbank's writings on Greek decline. Far from having renounced his political interests in order to write his commentary on Polybius, Walbank's examination of ... More


‘A piece of work which would occupy some years…’ Oxford University Press Archive Files 814152, 814173, 814011

John Henderson

in Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the history of Walbank's engagement with Polybius and subsequently with his commentary on Polybius, whose origins and development towards publication is charted against the ... More


William Blackstone and the ‘free Constitution of Britain’

Wilfrid Prest

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714989
eISBN:
9780191783142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714989.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter draws upon William Blackstone’s widely influential Commentaries on the Laws of England (first published between 1765 and 1769), together with other writings by Blackstone and his ... More


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