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R. H. Tawney (1880-1962)

1.―The Introduction to this edition is by Richard Henry Tawney, a noted economic historian, educator and activist. Educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford, Tawney graduated in classics in 1903 and was elected a fellow of Balliol in 1918.  In 1920 he accepted an appointment at the London School of Economics, where he remained for 30 years, becoming Professor of Economic History in 1931, a position he retained until 1949. Tawney possessed exceptional literary skills, deep scholarship, and a rare capacity to inspire his fellow men with ideals of humanity and social justice. He died in London on 16th January, 1962.

2..―In Lovett's own account (and to a lesser extent in Tawney's Introduction) there occur long unbroken passages of text, sometimes extending over several pages, which can prove difficult to follow on the screen.  These I have split into shorter paragraphs, but documents that Lovett quotes from are unaltered.

3.―Footnote references (e.g. '[p102]') refer to the page number in the original text in which that reference occurs; embedded hyper-links lead to both the corresponding text and to any additional material (mostly to references to other authors elsewhere on this website) that appears relevant.

4.―References "Ed." are to notes by the Website Editor.

Ed.

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"Onward! while a wrong remains
     To be conquered by the right;
 While oppression lifts a finger
     To affront us by his might;
 While an error clouds the reason
     Of the universal heart,
 Or a Slave awaits his freedom,
     Action is the wise man's part."

CHARLES MACKAY.




CONTENTS

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VOLUME I.


INTRODUCTION
by R. H. Tawney,*
Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.

PREFACE

CHAPTER I.

CHAPTER II.

CHAPTER III.

CHAPTER IV.


CHAPTER V.

CHAPTER VI.

CHAPTER VII.

CHAPTER VIII.

CHAPTER IX.

CHAPTER X.

CHAPTER XI.

CHAPTER XII.


VOLUME II.

CHAPTER XIII.

CHAPTER XIV.

CHAPTER XV.

CHAPTER XVI.

CHAPTER XVII.

CHAPTER XVIII.

CHAPTER XIX.

CHAPTER XX.

CHAPTER XXI.

CHAPTER XXII.

APPENDIX A.
(
PETITION AGREED TO AT THE "CROWN AND ANCHOR"
MEETING, FEBRUARY 28th, 1837.)

APPENDIX B.
(
THE PEOPLE'S CHARTER.)

APPENDIX C.
(
NATIONAL PETITION.)

 



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