The Higher Law Background of American Constitutional Law

3.93 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780865976955: The Higher Law Background of American Constitutional Law
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Having written extensively on various aspects of the American constitutional order, Edward S Corwin is considered a leading constitutional scholar of the twentieth century. Alpheus Mason described Corwin's writings as "sources of learning and understanding -- hallmarks to emulate and revere." "The Higher Law Background of American Constitutional Law" is of unique value in connecting the Western European experience -- from the classical world, the Middle Ages, and the seventeenth-century thought of Coke and Locke -- to the American founding. This renowned work provides a bold and accurate outline of the tradition behind the 'higher law' of the United States and places in historical context the political philosophy underlying the US Declaration of Independence and Constitution. This volume addresses questions such as: Where did the idea of a 'higher law' originate? How has it been able to survive and in what transformations? What special forms of it are of particular interest for historians and political theorists? and; How was it brought to America and wrought into the American system of government? As Clinton Rossiter notes in his prefatory note, "No one can come away from reading (Higher Law) without realizing how much we in America are part of Western civilization. The men we meet in the pages of this essay -- Demosthenes, Sophocles, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, Ulpian, Gaius, John of Salisbury, Isidore of Seville, St. Thomas Aquinas, Bracton, Fortescue, Coke, Grotius, Newton, Hooker, Pufendorf, Locke, Blackstone -- all insisted that the laws by which men live can and should be the 'embodiment of essential and unchanging justice', and we may salute them respectfully as founding fathers of our experiment in ordered liberty." In this volume Corwin demonstrates how the concept of a higher law developed and was understood by the leading thinkers of the American Revolutionary period as well as how the ideal of the higher law impacted the creation of the American Constitu

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Corwin, Edward S
Published by Liberty Fund Inc. (2008)
ISBN 10: 0865976953 ISBN 13: 9780865976955
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc., 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. NOT ex-library. New in shrinkwrap. Seller Inventory # mon0000371569

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.05
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Edward S Corwin
Published by Liberty Fund Inc. (2008)
ISBN 10: 0865976953 ISBN 13: 9780865976955
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc., 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. New Edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0865976953

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.05
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Edward S Corwin
Published by Liberty Fund Inc. (2008)
ISBN 10: 0865976953 ISBN 13: 9780865976955
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc., 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0865976953

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Corwin, Edward S
Published by Liberty Fund, Inc. (2008)
ISBN 10: 0865976953 ISBN 13: 9780865976955
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liberty Fund, Inc., 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110865976953

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
31.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Edward S Corwin
Published by Liberty Fund Inc. (2008)
ISBN 10: 0865976953 ISBN 13: 9780865976955
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc., 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. New Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0865976953n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
74.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds