9781526147110 (electronic book) 1526147114 (electronic book) 9781526147103 1526147106
Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain.
This collection offers bold reappraisals of the history of freedom of speech in the pre-modern Anglophone world. It addresses the aims and effectiveness of official policies, the thorny issues with which contemporaries grappled and the claims that were and were not made about freedom of expression.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Freedom of speech in England and the anglophone world, 1500-1850 Thomas Elyot on counsel, kairos and freeing speech in Tudor England Pearls before swine: limiting godly speech in early seventeenth-century England 'Free speech' in Elizabethan and early Stuart England The origins of the concept of freedom of the press Swift and free speech Defending the truth: arguments for free speech and their limits in early eighteenth-century Britain and France 'The warr ... against heaven by blasphemors and infidels': prosecuting heresy in Enlightenment England David Hume and 'Of the Liberty of the Press' (1741) in its original contexts The argument for the freedom of speech and press during the ratification of the US Constitution, 1787-88 Before - and beyond - On Liberty: Samuel Bailey and the nineteenth-century theory of free speech Unfree, unequal, unempirical: press freedom, British India and Mill's theory of the public Index.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 24, 2020).
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Print version: FREEDOM OF SPEECH, 1500-1850. [S.l.] : MANCHESTER UNIV PRESS, 2020