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Weston, Corinne Comstock

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Works: 17 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 2,738 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Corinne Comstock Weston
English constitutional theory and the House of Lords, 1556-1832 by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the House of Lords and the various proposals for its reform, abolition or limitation of its powers which have been made in the light o f prevailing theories of the nature and characteristics of the English government
Subjects and sovereigns : the grand controversy over legal sovereignty in Stuart England by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerned in a general way with theories of legitimacy, this book describes a transformation in English political thought between the opening of the civil war in 1642 and the Bill of Rights in 1689. When it was complete, the political nation as a whole had accepted the modern idea of parliamentary or legal sovereignty. The authors argue that a conservative theory of order, which assigned the king a lofty and unrivalled position, gave way in these years to a more radical community-centered view of government by which the king shared law-making on equal terms with the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Although the community-centered ideology may appear unexceptional to the modern observer, it constituted a revolutionary departure from the prevailing order theory of kingship and political society that had characterized political thought in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries
British constitutional history since 1832 by Robert Livingston Schuyler( Book )

11 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cardinal documents in British history by Robert Livingston Schuyler( Book )

17 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House of Lords and ideological politics : Lord Salisbury's referendal theory and the Conservative Party, 1846-1922 by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of ideological politics in Victorian and Edwardian England centers on a referendal theory promoted by the great Lord Salisbury when he opposed William Gladstone's Liberal governments. It was subsequently carried forward in the form of the referendum by Salisbury's son-in-law and ideological heir, the second Lord Selborne. Salisbury is today recognized as the most successful electorally of Conservative leaders." "Selborne, though not as well known to historians, had a high contemporary reputation as an imperial proconsul who had united South Africa. According to the referendal theory, the house of lords had a duty to refer disputed legislation to the electorate when the house of commons, in the lords' judgment, lacked a mandate for the measure in question. That is, the lords' political barometer was not the commons, as Gladstone contended, but the nation at large." "If this proposition prevailed, the lords could freely exercise an independent legislative veto in an age of expanding democracy. Not until the Liberals passed the Parliament Act (1911) were they able to counter the theory effectively. But well before this stage was reached, Selborne's advocacy of the referendum was challenged by another Conservative leader, Lord Curzon, who had served for a decade as viceroy of India. The rivalry that followed two imperial proconsuls provides this study with one of its most provocative and illuminating themes."--BOOK JACKET
English constitutional theory and the House of Lords, 1556-1882 by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House of Lords, mixed government, and democracy, 1556-1832 by Corinne Comstock Weston( )

3 editions published between 1951 and 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England: Ancient Constitution and Common Law by Corinne Comstock Weston( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glorious revolution by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The liberal leadership and the Lords' Veto, 1907-1910 by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The "Judas group" and the Parliament Bill of 1911 by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Salisbury and the Lords, 1868-1895 by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

English constitutional theory and the House of Lord 1552-1832 by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lord Selborne, Bonar law, and the tory revolt by Corinne Comstock Weston( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beginnings of the Classical Theory of the English Constitution by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Royal Mediation in 1884 by Corinne Comstock Weston( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

by Corinne Comstock Weston( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Primarily correspondence between Weston and Robert Livingston Schuyler (1883-1966. Columbia University A.B., 1903; A.M., 1904; Ph. D., 1909; Litt. D., 1954. Professor of History at Columbia, 1911-1951; Editor of the Political Science Quarterly, 1919-1921, Columbia Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law, 1923-1929 & 1944-1948, American Historical Review, 1936-1941, "Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement II, 1935-1940," 1954-1958) regarding the volumes they coauthored. There is also correspondence regarding her "English constitutional theory" and other professional and personal matters. There is also a manuscript copy of Schuyler's article, "Some twentieth-century revisions in medieval constitutional history," and a small amount of printed material. Biographical information about Schuyler can be found attached to Weston's letter of 5 February 1961 to him
 
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Subjects and sovereigns : the grand controversy over legal sovereignty in Stuart England
Alternative Names
Comstock Weston Corinne

Weston, Corinne

Weston, Corinne C.

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Subjects and sovereigns : the grand controversy over legal sovereignty in Stuart England