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Maine, Henry Sumner 1822-1888

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Works: 269 works in 1,763 publications in 9 languages and 23,215 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Constitution  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Sources  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Recipient, Other, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Translator, Composer
Classifications: JC21, 340.53
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Ancient law; its connection with the early history of society and its relation to modern ideas by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

415 editions published between 1861 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hugely influential work of 1861 is probably the one for which Sir Henry Maine (1822-88) is best remembered. Appointed Regius Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge when he was only twenty-five, Maine then became Reader in Roman law and jurisprudence at the Council of Legal Education, which had been established in London in 1852 by the Inns of Court, and combined this post with research and journalism. He was interested in the relationship between the law and the society that both shaped it and consented to be regulated by it, and drew on historical examples from the culture of many Indo-European societies to further his arguments on the development of law as a vital component of civilisation. Published at a time when the evolution of institutions as well as of species was a topic of widespread interest, this remains a landmark work in the intellectual history of legal studies
Lectures on the early history of institutions by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

141 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient law by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

131 editions published between 1861 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best known as a history of progress, Ancient Law is the enduring work of the 19th-century legal historian Henry Sumner Maine. Even those who have never read Ancient Law may find Maine's famous phrase "from status to contract" familiar. His narrative spans the ancient world, in which individuals were tightly bound by status to traditional groups, and the modern one, in which individuals are viewed as autonomous beings, free to make contracts and form associations with whomever they choose. Maine's dichotomy between status-based societies and contract-based societies is a variation on a theme that has absorbed the social sciences for a century: the distinction between Gemeinschaft (community) and Gesellschaft (society). This theme has been elaborated upon by such eminent scholars as Tonnies, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, and Parsons. Along with many lesser scholars, they have considered what we gained and what we lost when we left behind a social world held together by communal, primordial bonds, and adopted one based upon impersonal temporary agreements among individuals. Maine wrote Ancient Law to increase knowledge about the internal mechanics of developing societies. He felt a key objective was better understanding of how law develops over time. Failure to understand temporal processes in relation to legal development, he argues, leads to the creation of false dichotomies. The most important of these is the alleged division between the ancient and the modern, which Maine described as an "imaginary barrier" at which modern scholars feel they must stop and go no further. Maine's desire to breach this barrier led him to present this complex and richly nuanced analysis of legal evolution. This book will be of interest to historians, political philosophers, and those interested in the development of law."--Provided by publisher
Dissertations on early law and custom, chiefly selected from lectures delivered at Oxford by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

99 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International law : a series of lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge, 1887 by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

56 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular government; four essays by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

60 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular government by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

28 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Village-communities in the East and West. Six lectures delivered at Oxford by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

79 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Village-communities in the East and West by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

37 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorian achievement of Sir Henry Maine : a centennial reappraisal by Alan Diamond( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Henry Maine; a brief memoir of his life by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

19 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remains in verse and prose of Arthur Henry Hallam. With a preface and memoir by Arthur Henry Hallam( Book )

24 editions published between 1853 and 2000 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Village-communities in the East and West; six lectures delivered at Oxford to which are added other lectures, addresses and essays by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

26 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Village-communities in the East and West; six lectures delivered at Oxford to which are added other lectures, addresses and essays, by Sir Henry Sumner Maine by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

2 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Études sur l'ancien droit et la coutume primitive by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

21 editions published between 1884 and 2014 in French and Italian and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Études sur l'histoire du droit by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

17 editions published between 1889 and 2014 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular government; four essays: I. Prospects of popular government; II. Nature of democracy; III. Age of progress; IV. Constitution of the United States by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

10 editions published between 1890 and 1918 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early history of the property of married women : as collected from Roman and Hindoo law ; a lecture, delivered at Birmingham, March 25, 1873 by Henry Sumner Maine( Book )

6 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction and notes to Sir Henry Maine's "Ancient law" by Frederick Pollock( Book )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Henry Maine : a brief memoir of his life ... with some of his Indian speeches and minutes by Mountstuart E Grant Duff( Book )

3 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
English (1,174)

French (37)

Italian (18)

Chinese (13)

Spanish (8)

Japanese (7)

Hungarian (7)

Russian (4)

German (1)

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Lectures on the early history of institutionsThe ancient lawPopular governmentVillage-communities in the East and West. Six lectures delivered at OxfordThe Victorian achievement of Sir Henry Maine : a centennial reappraisalAlibis of empire : Henry Maine and the ends of liberal imperialism