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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Thomas May and the Fall of English Liberty

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter Six is devoted to Thomas May’s engagements with Lucan of the late 1620s, with particular reference to his translation (published 1626 to 1627) and The Tragedy of Cleopatra (published 1639, ... More


The Making of the Privilege

Amanda L. Tyler

in Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199856664
eISBN:
9780199366668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199856664.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the origins and importance of the English Habeas Corpus Act of 1679. In the century leading up to the Act, royal command commonly sufficed as cause for detention or, at the ... More


The Law of Nations and the Sources of the Cosmopolis

Nan Goodman

in The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190642822
eISBN:
9780190642846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642822.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Puritans’ cosmopolitan thought in late seventeenth-century New England had its source in the cosmopolitanism of a law of nations that was as much about the world as a whole as it was about the ... More


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