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Maitland: State, Trust and Corporation

Maitland: State, Trust and Corporation

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: December 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521526302

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  • Representing perhaps the most celebrated English historian since Gibbon, this collection of a series of F.W. Maitland's (1850-1906) later essays is designed to bring his thought to the attention of political theorists and political scientists, as well as historians. The essays are about the historical origins of the state, and many of their themes--the limits of state power, the interrelationship between states and corporations--are of continuing relevance today.

    • The later essays of a great and influential scholar
    • Authoritative and accessible editorial matter from two of the best young historians of ideas in Britain
    • Full translation of German and Anglo-Norman passages, and the whole rendered much more accessible than in previous editions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… interesting and relevant for political theorists.' Political Studies Review

    'This delightful collection of essays in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought series is warmly to be welcomed. The effect is impressive. The book sheds considerable light on Maitland's interest in groups and its significance for political theorists and historians of political thought, in particular. The Cambridge edition is as much a tribute to the editors' erudition as it is to Maitland's. The greatly improved accessibility of all the essays is a boon to those interested in questions of law and the state, liberty and groups, and the adaptation of legal theory to life, in a historical and contemporary context.' History of Political Thought

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521526302
    • length: 202 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.24kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' introduction
    Note on the text
    Bibliographical notes
    Biographical notes
    Glossary of technical terms
    The essays:
    1. The corporation sole
    2. The Crown as corporation
    3. The unincorporate body
    4. Moral personality and legal personality
    5. Trust and corporation

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Sociology of Law
  • Author

    F. W. Maitland
    Frederic William Maitland (1850–1906): late Downing Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge, arguably the greatest of all British historians, and a major voice in political theory.


    David Runciman, University of Cambridge
    David Runciman is a university Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Cambridge and author of Pluralism and the Personality of the State (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

    Magnus Ryan, University of London
    Magnus Ryan is a lecturer in Late Medieval Studies at the Warburg Institute, London, and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

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