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Burns, J. H. (James Henderson)

Overview
Works: 123 works in 427 publications in 3 languages and 6,655 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Commentaries  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Honoree, Interviewer
Classifications: JC223, 320.01
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Most widely held works about J. H Burns
 
Most widely held works by J. H Burns
The Cambridge history of medieval political thought c. 350-c. 1450 by J. H Burns( Book )

56 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than one thousand years. A work of both synthesis and assessment, The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought presents the results of several decades of critical scholarship in the field, and reflects in its breadth of enquiry precisely that diversity of focus that characterized the medieval sense of the "political," preoccupied with universality at some levels, and with almost minute particularity at others. Among the vital questions explored by the distinguished team of contributors are the nature of authority, of justice, of property; the problem of legitimacy, of allegiance, of resistance to the powers that be; the character and functions of law, and the role of custom in maintaining a social structure
The Cambridge history of political thought, 1450-1700 by J. H Burns( Book )

51 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This scholarly account covers the development of European political thinking through the Renaissance and the reformation to the scientific revolution and political upheavals of the 17th century. A highly distinguished team of contributors present a unique, authoritative guide to these developments
A comment on the Commentaries and A fragment on government by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bentham offers a detailed critique of William Blackstone's 'Commentaries on the Laws of England' (1765-9). He provides important reflections on the nature of law, and more particularly on the nature of customary and statute law, and on judicial interpretation
A fragment on government and An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume makes available one of the central texts in the development of utilitarian tradition, in the authoritative 1977 edition prepared by Professors Burns and Hart as part of Bentham's Collected Works. Certain that history was on his side, Bentham sought to rid the world of the hideous mess wrought by legal obfuscation and confusion, and to transform politics into a rational, scientific activity, premised on the fundamental axiom that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong
Lordship, kingship, and empire : the idea of monarchy, 1400-1525 by J. H Burns( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a study of the ideology of monarchy in late medieval Europe. In the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, European monarchies faced a series of crises and conflicts, which gave rise to intense debate as to the nature and authority of monarchy in its various forms. From such debates and polemics emerged many of the ideas that were to sustain the later confrontation between 'absolutism' and 'constitutionalism'." "In this book J.H. Burns examines the ideas generated by various 'crises of monarchy' in France, England, the Spanish kingdoms, and what still claimed to be the 'universal' monarchies of the Holy Roman Empire and the Papacy. This is a lucid and stimulating new exploration of a major topic in the history of political thought by one of the leading scholars in the field."--Jacket
Constitutional code : vol. I by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conciliarism and papalism( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true law of kingship : concepts of monarchy in early-modern Scotland by J. H Burns( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Fear God, honour the king.' Sixteenth-century people were supposed to do both. But what was the king entitled to command? And what if he ordered one thing and God's law said another? In this fascinating and original study, James Burns examines these questions by focusing on a neglected area of study: the Scottish experience. The sixteenth century in Scotland was a time of intense political and religious conflict, which generated a substantial literature of political debate. This debate was of such intensity that James VI, the first king to rule over Scotland and England, wrote his own book on the subject: 'The True Lawe of Free Monarchies'." "Some of the substantial literature of political debate has long been recognized as important in the wider history of European political thought. Knox and Buchanan as exponents of 'resistance theory', Blackwood and Barclay as defenders of 'absolute' monarchy, have had that recognition. James VI, uniquely expounding 'divine right' principles from the throne, has likewise had his place. More recently, the significance of the late-scholastic theory of John Mair has been increasingly acknowledged. This book, however, is the first attempt to bring together systematically these and less familiar elements in a rich and varied body of political thought. The Scottish response to monarchical government not only provides a microcosmic view of European thinking on the subject, it also contributes substantially to our understanding of the Scottish element in the new 'British' polity which was emerging at the end of the period."--Jacket
Scottish churchmen and the Council of Basle by J. H Burns( Book )

8 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de la pensée politique médiévale : 350-1450( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremy Bentham and University College by J. H Burns( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabric of felicity: the legislator and the human condition by James H Burns( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collected works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Bentham's published and unpublished works from the definitive and ongoing Bentham Project
Scottish university by J. H Burns( Book )

5 editions published between 1914 and 1944 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absolutism : the History of an idea by J. H Burns( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

January 1781 to October 1788 by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chrestomathia by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholastics englightenments and philosophic radicals : essays in honour of J.H. Burns( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Burns, J. H.

Burns, J. H. 1921-

Burns, James H., 1921-

Burns, James Henderson

Burns, James Henderson 1921-

Burns, Jimmy H.

Burns, Jimmy H. 1921-

Henderson Burns, James.

Henderson Burns, James 1921-

Languages
English (255)

French (16)

Chinese (3)

Covers
The Cambridge history of political thought, 1450-1700A comment on the Commentaries and A fragment on governmentA fragment on government and An introduction to the principles of morals and legislationConstitutional code : vol. IConciliarism and papalismThe true law of kingship : concepts of monarchy in early-modern ScotlandThe Collected works of Jeremy BenthamChrestomathiaThe correspondence of Jeremy Bentham