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Author Hough, Barry.

Title Coleridge's laws : a study of Coleridge in Malta / Barry Hough and Howard Davis ; with an introduction by Michael John Kooy ; translations by Lydia Davis
Published Cambridge [England] : Open Book Publishers, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 375 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : Coleridge and the rule of law -- The battle of self -- Coleridge's Malta -- The constitutional position of the civil commissioner -- Coleridge's proclamations and public notices -- Thematic Analysis of the proclamations and public notices -- An Assessment of the proclamations and public notices -- Appendices Translations of the proclamations and public notices -- The British occupation of Malta
Summary "Samuel Taylor Coleridge is best known as a great poet and literary theorist, but for a period of his life he held real political power, acting as Public Secretary to the British Civil Commissioner in Malta in 1805. Barry Hough and Howard Davis show how Coleridge's actions in this role differ markedly from the idealism he had advocated before taking office--shedding new light on Coleridge's sense of political and legal morality. Meticulously researched and including newly discovered archival materials, Coleridge's Laws provides detailed analysis of the laws and public notices drafted by Coleridge, together with the first published translations of them."--Publisher's description
Analysis British imperial history
Colonial government
Legal history
Maltese history
Political history
Romantic literature
Nineteenth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-365) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Political activity.
Colonial administrators -- Malta.
Law -- Malta -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Howard, 1953- author
Davis, Lydia, 1947- translator
Kooy, Michael John, 1969- author of introduction
ISBN 1906924147 (electronic bk.)
9781906924140 (electronic bk.)