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Sweeney, Joseph C. 1933-

The life and times of Arthur Browne in Ireland and America, 1756-1805 : civil law and civil liberties / Joseph C. Sweeney. - xiv, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 24 cm - Irish Legal History Society ; 26 . - Irish Legal History Society series .

Published in association with The Irish legal History Society. Foreword by Patrick Geoghegan.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-296) and index.

The Browne family in Ireland and America (1699-1756) -- A Newport youth (1756-72) -- Dublin and Trinity College (1772-6) -- London and preparation for the law, during the war in America (1776-83) -- Parliament (1783-8) -- Teaching and practising the law (1784-1805) -- Family life and religion (1756-1805) -- The regency crisis (1788-9) -- The Whig Club, free speech and the Dublin police (1789-93) -- The Catholic question, evangelism and the Trinity Defence Corps (1793-7) -- Disappointment and humiliationn (1798) -- Revolution and retribution (1798-9) -- The union of the kingdoms (1799-1801) -- Last honours and death (1801-5).

Born in Rhode Island, Arthur Browne was a lawyer, a scholar and a politician in the Ireland of the late eighteenth century, and established a brilliamt reputation in all three areas at a time of enormous conflict and upheaval. The pre-eminent maritime lawyer of his era, Browne was also an MP in the Irish parliament, and the Regius Professor of Civil and Canon Law at Trinity College Dublin, where he was been described as 'one of the most able and learned academic lawyers ever to teach there'. ... Back cover.

9781846826221 (hbk) 1846826225 (hbk)


Browne, Arthur, 1756?-1805.

Law teachers--Ireland--Biography.

KDK161.B76 / S94 2017


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