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Author Millar, John, 1735-1801.

Title The origin of the distinction of ranks, or, An inquiry into the circumstances which give rise to influence and authority, in the different members of society / John Millar ; edited and with an introduction by Aaron Garrett
Published Indianapolis, Ind. : Liberty Fund, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 316 pages)
Series Natural law and enlightenment classics
Natural law and enlightenment classics.
Contents ""John Millar, The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks ""; ""Front Matter ""; ""Title Page ""; ""Copyright Details ""; ""Table of Contents ""; ""Introduction, p. ix ""; ""A Note on the Text, p. xxi ""; ""Acknowledgments, p. xxiii ""; ""Original Title Page ""; ""To John Young, Esquire, p. 3 ""; ""Table of Contents, p. 5 ""; ""Account of the Life and Writings of John Millar, Esq., p. 7 ""; ""Introduction, p. 83 ""; ""Chapter I. Of the Rank and Condition of Women in Different Ages ""; ""Sect. 1. The effects of poverty and barbarism, with respect to the condition of women, p. 93 ""
""Chapter II. Of the Jurisdiction and Authority of A Father Over His Children """"Sect. 1. The pwoer of a father in early ages, p. 157 ""; ""Sect. 2. The influence of the improvement of arts upon the jurisdiction of the father, p. 169 ""; ""Chapter III. The Authority of a Chief Over the Members of a Tribe or Village ""; ""Sect. 1. The origin of a chief, and the degrees of influence which he is enabled to acquire, p. 177 ""; ""Sect. 2. The powers with which the chief of a rude tribe is commonly invested, p. 190 ""
""Chapter IV. The Authority of a Soverign, and of Subordinate Officers, over a Society Composed of Different Tribes or Villages """"Sect. 1. The constitution of government arising from the union of different tribes or villages, p. 2012 ""; ""Sect. 2. The natural progress of government in a rude kingdom, p. 213 ""; ""Chapter V. The Changes Produced in the Government of a People, by Their Progress in Arts, and in Polished Manners ""; ""Sect. 1. Circumstances, in a polished nation, which tend to increase the power of the sovereign, p. 229 ""
""Sect. 2. Other circumstances, which contribute to advance the privileges of the people, p. 236 """"Sect. 3. Result of the opposition between these different principles, p. 240 ""; ""Chapter VI. The Authority of a Master over his Servants ""; ""Sect. 1. The condition of Servants in the primitive ages of the world, p. 244 ""; ""Sect. 2. The usual effects of opulence and civilized manners, with regard to the treatment of Servants, p. 249 ""; ""Sect. 3. Causes of the freedom acquired by the labouring people in the modern nations of Europe, p. 257 ""
""Sect. 2. The influence acquired by the mother of a family before marriage is completely established, p. 116 """"Sect. 3. The refinement of the passions of Sex, in the Pastoral Ages, p. 123 ""; ""Sect. 4. The consequences of the introduction of Agriculture, with respect to the intercourse of the Sexes, p. 130 ""; ""Sect. 5. Changes in the condition of women, arising from the improvement of useful Arts and Manufactures, p. 143 ""; ""Sect. 6. The effects of great opulence, and the culture of the elegant arts, upon the relative condition of the sexes, p. 150 ""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-298) and index
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Subject Master and servant -- Early works to 1800.
Parent and child -- Early works to 1800.
Primitive societies -- Early works to 1800.
Social classes -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Women -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Women -- Social conditions -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Garrett, Aaron.
LC no. 2005022900
ISBN 1614878323 (electronic bk.)
9781614878322 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Inquiry into the circumstances which give rise to influence and authority, in the different members of society
Origin of the distinction of ranks