John Selden's formative years : politics and society in early seventeenth-century England /
David Sandler Berkowitz.
Washington : Folger Shakespeare Library ; London : Associated University Presses, c1988.
370 p. : 1 port.
0918016916 (alk. paper)
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Washington : Folger Shakespeare Library ; London : Associated University Presses, c1988.
0918016916 (alk. paper)
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"Folger Books."
Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 349-361.
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Appeared in Choice on 1989-05:
Berkowitz's scholarly book deals with the first half of the life of John Selden, the distinguished 17th-century English jurist. After a brief description of his early years and scholarly career, Berkowitz focuses on Seldon's membership in parliament during the turbulent 1620s. Selden was a leading figure in the struggle for the Petition of Right, for which Charles I imprisoned him. The subtitle promises, perhaps, a little more than the book delivers; it is regrettable that Berkowitz's death has deprived readers of thorough discussion of the rest of Selden's public career. Recommended for graduate libraries with a special interest in English and legal history. -C. Carlton, North Carolina State University
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A lively account of the early life and times of John Selden, man of letters, jurist, historian, linguist, and parliamentarian. The discussion encompasses all of his writings, the tensions between parliament and the crown, and the Petition of Right and Selden's precedent cases.

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