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The Earliest Period of Arabic Studies in England

G. J. TOMMER

in Eastern Wisedome and Learning: The Study of Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202912
eISBN:
9780191675591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202912.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the earliest period of Arabic studies in England during the sixteenth century. It also discusses knowledge of Arabic among Englishmen such as William Bedwell, the first ... More


Antiquarian Readers: The Case of Drayton and Selden

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shifts the arguments from antiquarian writers to antiquarian readers by exploring how early modern poets took up the antiquarian baton. It focuses on Michael Drayton, Camden's close ... More


Rise of the Independents

JEFFREY R. COLLINS

in The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237647
eISBN:
9780191708442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237647.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter further advances the book's account of the English Revolution as a religious war. It offers a reinterpretation of the Independents: that group of religious thinkers who rejected all ... More


The Value of History: Languages, Records, and Laws

Robert K. Batchelor

in London: The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1689

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080659
eISBN:
9780226080796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080796.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

John Selden’s Mare Clausum (ca 1618 / 1635) and his London collection of manuscripts, including the Selden Map (ca. 1619) mark important shifts in attempts by those in the circles of London’s Inns of ... More


Milton, Natural Law, and Toleration

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Reading Milton's prose chronologically, there is no way to prepare for the differences between the last antiprelatical tract (April 1642) and the first divorce tract (July 1643) — or, for most ... More


Religion

Wilfrid R. Prest

in The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202585
eISBN:
9780191675423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202585.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the religious commitment of barristers and common lawyers in early modern England. Many historians have noted links between common lawyers and radical Protestants, including ... More


Synthesizing Imaginations: John Selden and John Milton

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in John Selden: Scholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton's Muse

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192842923
eISBN:
9780191925535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192842923.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Milton’s engagement with Selden’s natural law theory is a factor in the transformation that occurs between his earlier anti-prelatical tracts and the later treatises on divorce, freedom of the press, ... More


John Selden and the Jewish Religious Fountainhead of the International Law of the Sea

Ofir Haivry

in International Law and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198805878
eISBN:
9780191843778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805878.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Modern international maritime law (IML) was born primarily out of two works, written about 400 years ago: Mare Liberum (1609) by Hugo Grotius, which argued for a complete freedom of the seas; and ... More


Grotius and the Law of the Sea

W. E. Butler

in Hugo Grotius and International Relations

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277712
eISBN:
9780191598890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277717.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the early seventeenth century, there were numerous conflicting claims to dominion over the seas and oceans. The heart of Grotius's position, espoused in his works Mare Liberum and De Jure Belli ac ... More


Conclusion: Law and the State in History

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

John Selden in 1616 presented the State as a civil society conceptually prior to the laws that governed it; for Thomas Hobbes in his great work of 1651 on that Great Leviathan called a Commonwealth ... More


Introduction

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in John Selden: Scholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton's Muse

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192842923
eISBN:
9780191925535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192842923.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

John Selden was a role model for John Milton, who called him “the chief of learned men reputed in this Land.” But one was primarily a scholar, the other a poet-polemicist, and although they both ... More


Making Law and Recording It: Part I: John Selden (And John Milton) on Excommunication

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in John Selden: Scholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton's Muse

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192842923
eISBN:
9780191925535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192842923.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter analyzes Selden’s contribution to the struggle to define the reach of ecclesiastical jurisdiction in the mid-1640s, as Presbyterians in the Westminster Assembly of Divines fought to have ... More


Making Law and Recording It: Part II: Selden’s Speeches

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in John Selden: Scholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton's Muse

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192842923
eISBN:
9780191925535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192842923.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

John Selden’s historico-philological approach tends to prove that religious authority has its origins in civil institutions and their legal procedures, and to that extent his “literary” ... More


The Printing of Twelfth-Century English Historiography, and the Integration of Law with History

George Garnett

in The Norman Conquest in English History: Volume I: A Broken Chain?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198726166
eISBN:
9780191793042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726166.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Chapter 10 opens with the first printing in the 1590s of several of the great works of twelfth-century English historical writing: Lord William Howard’s edition of John of Worcester (1592); and Henry ... More


Engaging the Constitutive Laws of Others: Necessities, Ideas, Interests

Ran Hirschl

in Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198714514
eISBN:
9780191791215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714514.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The chapter explores some key junctures in the intellectual history of comparative public law in the early-modern and modern eras. It highlights how the interplay between intellectual inquisitiveness ... More


Selden and Milton on the Bible: Part I: Selden The Scholar

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in John Selden: Scholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton's Muse

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192842923
eISBN:
9780191925535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192842923.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Bible provides the scope for Selden and Milton to display their brilliance: one as a great scholar boldly following his vision of the truth wherever it leads, the other as a creative genius ... More


Selden and Milton on Family Law

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in John Selden: Scholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton's Muse

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192842923
eISBN:
9780191925535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192842923.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the relationship between Selden and Milton on family law. Like that of the first family in paradise, it may be mutual, although not equal. Milton drew on Selden’s scholarship ... More


Reading the Talmud in Prison

Steven Grosby

in Hebraism in Religion, History, and Politics: The Third Culture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780199640317
eISBN:
9780191827280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199640317.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A corollary of Hebraism’s orientation to this world is law as the vehicle by which to organize this world. This chapter examines the Hebraic understanding of law, its relation to tradition, and its ... More


‘Turky Labours’

Simon Mills

in A Commerce of Knowledge: Trade, Religion, and Scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, 1600-1760

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198840336
eISBN:
9780191875915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840336.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 1 sets out the institutional history of the Levant Company in London and Aleppo. It argues that the infrastructures developed from the late sixteenth century to facilitate trade – the legal ... More


The Biblical Philology of Daniel Heinsius (1619–1640)

Dirk van Miert

in The Emancipation of Biblical Philology in the Dutch Republic, 1590-1670

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198803935
eISBN:
9780191842177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803935.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 4 assesses the biblical annotations of Scaliger’s star pupil, Daniel Heinsius. Recognizing the increasing currency of biblical philology, Heinsius published two massive tomes displaying his ... More


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