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Lectures on the early history of institutions

Henry Sumner Maine

Lectures on the early history of institutions

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Published by H. Holt and Company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Law, Ancient.,
  • Law, Primitive.,
  • Law -- History.,
  • Comparative law.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Sir Henry Sumner Maine.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 412 p.
    Number of Pages412
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17733662M

    Here are some key points I gleaned. We, who are able here to examine coolly the ancient Irish law in an authentic form, can see that it is a very remarkable body of archaic law, unusually pure from its origin. Quite recently, also, M. The Equites, or Chiefs, though to some extent they were a class apart, did not stand in such close relation to one another as they stood to the various septs or groups over which they presided. MILL -Educator of enlighten age, to defend the appropriate fundamental philosophical, moral, and political principles a modern society should be organized.

    Until comparatively lately they were practically unintelligible; and they were restored to knowledge by the original translators, Dr. Start your review of Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy Write a review Shelves: philosophy Rawls does an excellent job of explaining the core philosophers of western liberalism along with critiques by Marx and to a lesser extent Rousseau. Even if the worst that has been said by Englishmen of the Brehon law down to our own day were true, we might console ourselves by turning our eyes to spheres of enquiry fuller of immediate promise to the world than ours, and observing how much of the wealth of modern thought has been obtained from the dross which earlier generations had rejected. This lecture highlights the cultural richness of the empire by examining its many economic, political, aesthetic, religious, technological and scientific distinctions. It seems probable that each tract was the property, and that it sets forth the special legal doctrines, of some body of persons who, in modern legal phrase, had perpetual succession, a Family or Law School; there is ample evidence of the existence of such law schools in ancient Ireland, and they are another feature of resemblance to the India of the past and in some degree to the India of the present. Such considerations suggest the greatest possible caution in dealing with this body of rules.

    Its object, as stated in the preface, was "to indicate some of the earliest ideas of mankind, as they are reflected in ancient law, and to point out the relation of those ideas to modern thought. The one object of the Brehons was to force disputants to refer their quarrels to a Brehon, or to some person in authority advised by a Brehon, and thus a vast deal of the law tends to run into the Law of Distress, which declares the various methods by which a man can be compelled through seizure of his property to consent to an arbitration. Based on these successes, Walker explains the Seven Key Empowerment Principles that you can use today to motivate yourself to achieve your goals. This indulgence of his imagination drew him frequently into triviality or silliness, and led to an extraordinary multiplication of legal detail. In our day the legislator is always supposed to innovate; the judge never.


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The student of this last system, especially if he compares it with the infinity of local usage practised in India, is constantly asking himself how far was the law of the Brahmin jurists observed before the English undertook to enforce it through their tribunals?

They ranged from such problems as the land settlement of the Punjabor the introduction of civil marriage to provide for the needs of unorthodox Hindusto the question of how far the study of Persian should be required or encouraged among European civil servants.

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Lectures on the Early History of Institutions

The translations have been carefully revised by the learned editor of the Irish text; but it is probable that several generations of Celtic scholars will have had to interchange criticisms on the language of the laws before the reader who approaches them without any pretension to Celtic scholarship can be quite sure that he has the exact meaning of every passage before him.

The bulk of the law first published consisted in a collection of rules belonging to what in our modern legal language we should call the Law of Distress.

Possibly we may see English law take the form which Bentham hoped for and laboured for; every successive year brings us in some slight degree nearer to this achievement; and consequently, little as we may agree in his opinion that all questions of law are the effect of some judicial delusion or legal abuse, we may reasonably expect them to become less frequent and easier of solution.

The subjects on which it was Maine's duty to advise the government of India were as much political as legal. Tensions rose again after the U.

In particular, Rawls theory of knowing too much leads to poor judgements. They are not a legislative structure, but the creation of a class of professional lawyers, the Brehons, whose occupation became hereditary, and who on that ground have been designated, though not with strict accuracy, a caste.

Perhaps I may be permitted thus to describe the change I conceive to have taken place among the Celts of Ireland. He was asked to prolong his services beyond the regular term of five years, and he returned to England in The U.

From there he went up to Pembroke College, Cambridgein Le Play, Mr. The session ends with a practical action plan to get you off the plantation towards financial freedom.

But of old the legislator no more necessarily innovated than the judge; he only, for the most part, declared pre-existing law or custom. The plan of the lectures is the same as that of the Lectures on Judaistic Christianity. According to the opinion which I follow, the interesting fact about the ancient Irish law is, that this process was exclusive, and that none of the later agencies by which law is transformed came into play.

The great peculiarity of the ancient laws of Ireland, so far as they are accessible to us, is discussed, with much instructive illustration, in the General Preface to the Third Volume of the official translations. I do not, indeed, mean to say that this darkness has not recently given signs of lifting.

Requires the higher faculties. The lectures presented here are between five and ten pages in length and are meant to be downloaded and printed. As vice-chancellor of the University of CalcuttaMaine commented on the results produced by the contact of Eastern and Western thought.

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Sir Henry James Sumner Maine, KCSI (15 August – 3 February ), was a British Whig comparative jurist and historian. He is famous for the thesis outlined in his book Ancient Law that law and society developed "from status to contract." According to the thesis, in the ancient world individuals were tightly bound by status to traditional groups, while in the modern one, in which Alma mater: Pembroke College, Cambridge.

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Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy

New materials for the early history of institutions --The ancient Irish law --Kinship as the basis of society --The tribe and the land --The chief and his order --The Chief and the land --Ancient divisions of the family --The growth and diffusion of primitive ideas --The primitive forms of legal remedies-I - .