- Title Pages
- Notes on contributors
Chapter 1Freedom of speech in England and the anglophone world, 1500–1850
Chapter 2Thomas Elyot on counsel, kairos and freeing speech in Tudor England
Chapter 3Pearls before swine: limiting godly speech in early seventeenth-century England
Chapter 4‘Free speech’ in Elizabethan and early Stuart England
Chapter 5The origins of the concept of freedom of the press
Chapter 6Swift and free speech
Chapter 7Defending the truth: arguments for free speech and their limits in early eighteenth-century Britain and France
Chapter 8‘The warr … against heaven by blasphemors and infidels’: prosecuting heresy in Enlightenment England
Chapter 9David Hume and ‘Of The Liberty of the Press’ (1741) in its Original Contexts 1
Chapter 10The argument for freedom of speech and press during the ratification of the US Constitution, 1787–88
Chapter 11Before – and beyond – On Liberty: Samuel Bailey and the nineteenth-century theory of free speech
Chapter 12Unfree, unequal, unempirical: press freedom, British India and Mill’s theory of the public
- Freedom of speech, 1500-1850
- Robert G. Ingram, Jason Peacey, Alex W. Barber
- Manchester University Press
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