William Blackstone

    William Blackstone

    Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

    Wilfrid Prest

    Oxford University Press 2012

    Paperback 375pp Illustrated

    9780199652013   Product Code: 11436

    The 18th century lawyer, writer and politician William Blackstone was one of the most important and influential figures of his age, and the impact of his ideas on English law is still felt today. Yet his name is little known outside legal circles. Drawing on Blackstone's scattered archives, this absorbing and meticulously researched biography explores his upbringing, private life and public career to paint a vivid picture of a brilliant man of letters, Enlightenment activist and early champion of human rights.

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