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'The Conscience of Society?' The Legal Complex, Religion, and the Fates of Political Liberalism

Halliday, Terence


In the autumn of 1731, the Parisian Order of Barristers went on strike. Provocations for such a dramatic protest against royal justice had been building for several years as the bar progressively articulated ideas that intimated limits on royal power. The Crown initially counseled restraint despite its considerable exasperation with the Order as �an independent little republic at the heart of the state.� But restraint disappeared when confronted with a legal brief that proclaimed the subversive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
DOI: .1017/CBO9780511921506.004


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