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Published: 15 December 2008

284 Pages

ISBN: 9780199550296

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William Blackstone

Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Wilfrid Prest

  • Offers the first scholarly biography of the most influential figure in the history of English and American law
  • Based on considerable new archival research by the author, unearthing much new information on Blackstone's public, personal and intellectual life
  • Sheds light on a broad cross-section of eighteenth century social and political life, charting Blackstone's involvement in the University of Oxford, Parliament and the law courts