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The glorious revolution and the continuity of law, Richard S. Kay

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The glorious revolution and the continuity of law
Title
The glorious revolution and the continuity of law
Statement of responsibility
Richard S. Kay
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Glorious Revolution and the Continuity of Law explores the relationship between law and revolution. Revolt - armed or not - is often viewed as the overthrow of legitimate rulers. Historical experience, however, shows that revolutions are frequently accompanied by the invocation rather than the repudiation of law. No example is clearer than that of the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89. At that time the unpopular but lawful Catholic king, James II, lost his throne and was replaced by his Protestant son-in-law and daughter, William of Orange and Mary, with James's attempt to recapture the throne thwarted at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. The revolutionaries had to negotiate two contradictory but intensely held convictions. The first was that the essential role of law in defining and regulating the activity of the state must be maintained. The second was that constitutional arrangements to limit the unilateral authority of the monarch and preserve an indispensable role for the houses of parliament in public decision-making had to be established. In the circumstances of 1688-89, the revolutionaries could not be faithful to the second without betraying the first. Their attempts to reconcile these conflicting objectives involved the frequent employment of legal rhetoric to justify their actions. In so doing, they necessarily used the word "law" in different ways. It could denote the specific rules of positive law; it could simply express devotion to the large political and social values that underlay the legal system; or it could do something in between. In 1688-89 it meant all those things to different participants at different times. This study adds a new dimension to the literature of the Glorious Revolution by describing, analyzing and elaborating this central paradox: the revolutionaries tried to break the rules of the constitution and, at the same time, be true to them. --Provided by publisher
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YDXCP
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Kay, Richard S
Dewey number
941.06/7
Index
index present
LC call number
JN201
LC item number
.K39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Revolutions
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Politics and government
  • Revolutions
  • Great Britain
Label
The glorious revolution and the continuity of law, Richard S. Kay
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The contested constitution -- Making the Revolution -- The king and queen in Parliament -- Legal fidelity in the courts and the church -- The law of the Interregnum -- Afterword
Control code
902760660
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 304 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813226880
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1363dg8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902760660
Label
The glorious revolution and the continuity of law, Richard S. Kay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The contested constitution -- Making the Revolution -- The king and queen in Parliament -- Legal fidelity in the courts and the church -- The law of the Interregnum -- Afterword
Control code
902760660
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 304 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813226880
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1363dg8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902760660

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