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Type: Recording, oral
Title: A man of many parts : William Blackstone & the English Enlightenment
Other Titles: William Blackstone and the English Enlightenment
Author: Prest, Wilfrid Robertson
Publisher: Radio Adelaide
Issue Date: 2007
Series/Report no.: Barr Smith discovery series ; 22 November 2007
School/Discipline: Law School
Organisation: Friends of the University of Adelaide Library
Radio Adelaide
University of Adelaide
Statement of
Wilfrid Prest
Abstract: Blackstone is best known today for his Commentaries on the Laws of England, first published in four volumes between 1765-69 and continuously in print thereafter. But besides writing the most influential law book in the English language, Blackstone had a remarkably wide range of extra-legal interests and accomplishments: architectural, bibliographical, historical, literary, and political, among others. This talk touches lightly on some aspects of these polymathic activities.
Subject: Blackstone, William, Sir, 1723-1780
Lawyers Great Britain Biography
Judges Great Britain Biography
Authors Anecdotes
Enlightenment England
Description: "Presented by the Friends of the Barr Smith Library, 22 November 2007, Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, the University of Adelaide." Recorded in the Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, the University of Adelaide, 22 November 2007.
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