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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Corporation

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter Four turns to the examples of English joint-stock companies formed for colonization and international trade, using them to illustrate the limits of the period’s arguments about sovereignty ... More


A Mixed Legal System in Transition: T. B. Smith and the Progress of Scots Law

Elspeth Reid and David Carey Miller

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623358
eISBN:
9780748651467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623358.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book considers the work of Professor Sir Thomas Smith QC (1915–1988) and, through that work, the development of Scots law as a mixed legal system. Smith was a leading figure in the revival of ... More


A Society of Orders

Noah Dauber

in State and Commonwealth: The Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549-1640

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170305
eISBN:
9781400881017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170305.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Sir Thomas Smith's account of political development in the form of a description of the Elizabethan state in his De Republica Anglorum. More specifically, it considers Smith's ... More


The Political Economy of Sir Thomas Smith

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines mid-sixteenth-century discussions of the idea of the commonwealth, with reference to the writings of the statesman and jurist Sir Thomas Smith (1513-77). Through a discussion of ... More


Borrowing from English Equity and Minority Shareholders’ Actions

Niall R Whitty

in A Mixed Legal System in Transition: T. B. Smith and the Progress of Scots Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623358
eISBN:
9780748651467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623358.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In Anderson v Hogg a shareholder in a company presented a petition under section 459 of the Companies Act 1985 for relief against unfair prejudice. The petitioner sought to have the respondent ... More


Elizabethan chroniclers and parliament

Ian W. Archer

in Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719099588
eISBN:
9781526139030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099588.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chronicles remained the dominant form of historical writing throughout the sixteenth century, and contained much material about the relationship of parliament and the crown and the wider political ... More


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