C.A. Bayly: Henry Maine, 14 July 2011
Show More Alibis of Empire: Henry Maine and the Ends of Liberal Imperialism by Karuna Mantena.
Princeton, 269 pp., £27.95, March 2011, 978 0 691 12816 0Show More
“... have mentioned, alongside Darwin and John Stuart Mill, the name of Sir Henry Maine, the subject of Karuna Mantena’s valuable new study. His name isn’t heard much anymore, but in his own day Maine (1822-88) was regarded as a towering public intellectual. He became regius professor of civil law at Cambridge at the age of 25, then a writer for the ...”