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Burns, J. H. (James Henderson)

Overview
Works: 152 works in 528 publications in 3 languages and 10,222 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Records and correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Author, Director, Other, Honoree, Interviewer
Classifications: B1574.B33, 340.112
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Most widely held works about J. H Burns
 
Most widely held works by J. H Burns
An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

51 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, Jeremy Bentham's best-known work, is a classic text in modern philosophy and jurisprudence. First published in 1789, it contains the important statement of the foundations of utilitarian philosophy and a pioneering study of crime and punishment, both of which remain at the heart of contemporary debates in moral and political philosophy, economics, and legal theory. Printed here in full is the definitive edition, edited by the distinguished scholars J. H. Burns and H. L. A. Hart. An introductory essay by Hart, first published in1982 and a widely acknowledged classic in its own right, is reprinted here. It contains an important analysis of Bentham's principle of utility, theory of action, and an account of the relationship between law and morality. A new introduction by the leading Bentham scholar F. Rosen, specially written for this Clarendon Paperback edition, provides students with a helpful survey of Bentham's main ideas and an extensive bibliographical study of recent critical work on Bentham. Professor Rosen's essay also contains a new analysis of the principle of utility in Bentham's philosophy which is compared with its use in Hume and J. S. Mill
The Cambridge history of medieval political thought c. 350-c. 1450 by J. H Burns( Book )

69 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,484 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 )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, first published in 1992, presents a comprehensive scholarly account of the development of European political thinking through the Renaissance and the reformation to the 'scientific revolution' and political upheavals of the seventeenth century. It is written by a highly distinguished team of contributors
Constitutional code : vol. I by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comment on the Commentaries and A fragment on government by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 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 by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 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
The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significant contributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, which involved him in detailed explorations of fundamental legal ideas, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century. The letters in this volume document Bentham's meeting and friendship with the Earl of Shelburne (later the Marquis of Lansdowne), which opened a whole new set of opportunities for him, as well as his extraordinary journey, by way of the Mediterranean, to visit his brother Samuel in Russia
The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( )

4 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. The early letters deal with Bentham's education at Oxford University, where he was sent at the age of 12 and graduated at the age of 16, and his legal training before being admitted to the bar at the age of 21. He soon afterwards turned his back on the practice of the law and, allying himself with the more radical and sceptical figures of the continental Enlightenment, embarked on a career of law reform. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significantcontributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century. Bentham's educational ideas were the inspiration for the founding of UCL. The vast majority of Bentham's papers, consisting of around 60,000 folios, are held in UCL Library. Bentham's correspondence reveals that in the late 1770s he was working intensively on the development of a code of penal law, but also expanding his acquaintance and, to a moderate degree, enhancing his reputation as a legal thinker. A significant family event took place in 1779, when his brother Samuel went to Russia in order to make his fortune
Lordship, kingship, and empire : the idea of monarchy, 1400-1525 by J. H Burns( Book )

17 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 531 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
The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first five volumes of theCorrespondence of Jeremy Benthamcontain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter to his grandmother, and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national scheme for the provision of poor relief. Against the background of the debates on the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789, to which he made significant contributions, Bentham worked first on producing a complete penal code, which involved him in detailed explorations of fundamental legal ideas, and then on his panopticon prison scheme. Despite developing a host of original and ground-breaking ideas, contained in a mass of manuscripts, he published little during these years, and remained, at the close of this period, a relatively obscure individual. Nevertheless, these volumes reveal how the foundations were laid for the remarkable rise of Benthamite utilitarianism in the early nineteenth century. Bentham's early life is marked by his extraordinary precociousness, but also family tragedy: by the age of 10 he had lost five infant siblings and his mother. The letters in this volume document his difficult relationship with his father and his increasing attachment to his surviving younger brother Samuel, his education, his interest in chemistry and botany, and his committing himself to a life of philosophy and legal reform
Conciliarism and papalism( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost on the eve of the sixteenth-century Reformation, the long-running debate over the respective authority of popes and councils in the Catholic Church was vigorously resumed. In this collection the editors bring together the first English translation of four major contributions to that debate. In these texts, complex arguments derived from Scripture, theology, and canon law are deployed. The issues that emerge, however, prove to have a broader significance. What is foreshadowed here is the confrontation between 'absolutism' and 'constitutionalism' which was to be a dominant theme in the politics of early-modern Europe and beyond. Even on the threshold of the twenty-first century the concerns that underlie and animate the scholastic disputations in these pages retain their force. This 1997 volume includes introductory material which elucidates the context of the debate, as well as a comprehensive bibliography
The true law of kingship : concepts of monarchy in early-modern Scotland by J. H Burns( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 371 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 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of pastoral psychology by Simon Doniger( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de la pensée politique moderne : 1450-1700( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham( )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of medieval political thought c350-c1450( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 36 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
Scottish university by J. H Burns( Book )

5 editions published between 1914 and 1944 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge history of medieval political thought c. 350-c. 1450
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The Cambridge history of medieval political thought c. 350-c. 1450The Cambridge history of political thought, 1450-1700Constitutional code : vol. IA comment on the Commentaries and A fragment on governmentA fragment on governmentConciliarism and papalismThe true law of kingship : concepts of monarchy in early-modern ScotlandThe collected works of Jeremy BenthamThe Cambridge history of medieval political thought c350-c1450
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-

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English (309)

French (16)

Chinese (2)