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Author photo. Picture of a portrait (1892) of Sumner Maine, with Signature, by Lowes Dickinson, n.d.

Picture of a portrait (1892) of Sumner Maine, with Signature, by Lowes Dickinson, n.d.

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Sir Henry Maine was s leading legal scholar and teacher in Victorian England. In his early career he emphasized the history and evolution of law first as an instructor then as Regius Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge University. He lectured at the Inns of Law in London, then an instructor. After having served in the British colonial government of India, he returned to teaching as a Professor at Oxford. In 1878 Sir Henry returned to Cambridge as master of Trinity College at Cambridge. Sir Henry continued to serve the state department on the Indian Council, and turned his attention to the nature and effect of governments. His written ‘works’ are either collections of lectures or scholarly essays from His career.
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