Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Author: A. E. Dick Howard

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813901219

Category: History

Page: 80

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A classic classroom reference since its 1964 publication, this indispensable volume offers the full text of Magna Carta in English, as well as a chapter-by-chapter discussion of its history and provisions. In his newly revised commentary on this founding document in the history of constitutionally limited governments, A.E. Dick Howard places the charter in context of the extraordinary surge of constitutionalism in the aftermath of the Cold War. Magna Carta: Text and Commentary is a cogent introduction to Magna Carta that students everywhere can readily appreciate.

The Magna Carta Manifesto

The Magna Carta Manifesto

Author: Peter Linebaugh

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520932706

Category: History

Page: 376

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This remarkable book shines a fierce light on the current state of liberty and shows how longstanding restraints against tyranny—and the rights of habeas corpus, trial by jury, and due process of law, and the prohibition of torture—are being abridged. In providing a sweeping history of Magna Carta, the source of these protections since 1215, this powerful book demonstrates how these ancient rights are repeatedly laid aside when the greed of privatization, the lust for power, and the ambition of empire seize a state. Peter Linebaugh draws on primary sources to construct a wholly original history of the Great Charter and its scarcely-known companion, the Charter of the Forest, which was created at the same time to protect the subsistence rights of the poor.

Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Author: Dan Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781781858844

Category: History

Page: 205

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A beautifully produced account of the signing, impact and legacy of Magna Carta, a document that became one of the most influential statements in the history of democracy, as part of the stunning landmark library series. On a summer's day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion, King John was fast running out of options. On 15 June he reluctantly agreed to fix his regal seal to a document that would change the world. A milestone in the development of constitutional politics and the rule of law, the 'Great Charter' established an Englishman's right to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time a group of subjects had forced an English king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their rights. Dan Jones's elegant and authoritative narrative of the making and legacy of Magna Carta is amplified by profiles of the barons who secured it and a full text of the charter in both Latin and English.

The Magna Carta

The Magna Carta

Author: Sadie Silva

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502660442

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

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The Founding Fathers drew inspiration heavily from other countries’ comparable documents, especially the Magna Carta, which limited the power of the English king. This prospect appealed to the American colonists, who worked key ideas from the Magna Carta into their new founding documents. Through detailed main text enhanced with informative graphic organizers and engaging fact boxes, readers learn how influential the Magna Carta was on the government of what is now the United States. In addition, sidebars and discussion questions challenge readers to think more deeply about this essential social studies topic.

Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy

Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy

Author: Robert Hazell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107112773

Category: Law

Page: 285

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In this book top scholars analyse the historic and contemporary influence of Magna Carta, challenging its common myths.

A Magna Carta for all Humanity

A Magna Carta for all Humanity

Author: Francesca Klug

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317425717

Category: Political Science

Page: 386

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The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to stand for the rule of law, curbs on executive power and the freedom to enjoy basic liberties. When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, it was heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. Yet in the year in which this medieval Charter’s 800th anniversary is widely celebrated, the future of the UK’s commitment to international human rights standards is in doubt. Are ‘universal values’ commendable as a benchmark by which to judge the rest of the world, but unacceptable when applied ‘at home’? Francesca Klug takes us on a journey through time, exploring such topics as ‘British values,’ ‘natural rights,’ ‘enlightenment values’ and ‘legal rights,’ to convey what is both distinctive and challenging about the ethic and practice of universal human rights. It is only through this prism, she argues, that the current debate on human rights protection in the UK can be understood. This book will be of interest to students of British Politics, Law, Human Rights and International Relations.

The Mystery of the Magna Carta

The Mystery of the Magna Carta

Author: Denise Elaine Conquest Steele

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784623357

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

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A truly unique book, this interactive story is based around the Magna Carta and blends traditional storytelling with custom built interactive apps, adding rich dialogue, music pop ups, colour and sound to bring the story – and the history – to life like never before. In 2015 we reach the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta – and this book celebrates the event with a gripping historical fiction adventure that will engage, educate and intrigue its readers. We join Percy as she travels through time to England to meet Dennis, the village historian. Together they go back to 1215 to try to find the answers to the enduring mysteries about the Magna Carta. Percy and Dennis sort through legend, myth, rumour and fact, with the help of Jeeves her inimitable kitty, who always helps them out when trouble heads their way. The Mystery of the Magna Carta is a unique historical fiction adventure to which the interactive apps for smartphones and tablets add another fascinating level to the book. Tthe apps are free with the price of the book and will continue to evolve over time adding new content for people of all ages to enjoy. Featuring four different adventure endings – three exploring the traditional legends that surround the Magna Carta – and one NEW surprise ending from the author’s research. This book dives into this important worldwide historical event celebrating its 800th anniversary this year.

The Signing of the Magna Carta (Revised Edition)

The Signing of the Magna Carta (Revised Edition)

Author: Debbie Hoffman Levy

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9781467703819

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Can one document really change the world? In June, 1215 King John of England met with a group of nobles in a meadow on the banks of the Thames River. There, John affixed his royal seal to a document designed to bring about peace between the king and a group of rebellious nobles. This attempt failed miserably, and the two parties were soon at war again. Yet the ideas laid out in the document—which would later be called Magna Carta—lived on, and would become the foundation for many of the freedoms people enjoy in modern times. They include the right to a fair trial and the requirement that the punishment fit the crime. The signing of the Magna Carta is truly one of history's most pivotal moments.

From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta

From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta

Author: Christopher Daniell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136357046

Category: History

Page: 280

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Using a combination of original sources and sharp analysis, this book is sheds new light on a crucial period in England’s development. From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta is a wide-ranging history of England from 1066 to 1215 ideal for students and researchers throughout the field of medieval history. Starting with the build-up to the Battle of Hastings and ending with the Magna Carta, Christopher Daniell traces the profound change England underwent over the period, from religion and the life of the court through to arts and architecture. Central discussion topics include: how the Papacy became powerful enough to proclaim Crusades and to challenge kings how new monastic orders revitalized Christianity in England and spread European learning throughout the country how new Norman conquerors built cathedrals, monastries and castles, which changed the English landscape forever how by 1215 the king's administration had become more sophisticated and centralized how the acceptance of the Magna Carta by King John in 1215 would revolutionize the world in centuries to come. This volume will make essential reading for all students and researchers of medieval history.

Literature and Law in the Era of Magna Carta

Literature and Law in the Era of Magna Carta

Author: Jennifer Jahner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192586964

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture showcases the plurilingual and multicultural quality of medieval literature and promotes work that not only focuses on the whole array of subjects medievalists now pursue—in literature, theology, philosophy, social, political, jurisprudential, and intellectual history, the history of art, and the history of science—but also work that combines these subjects productively. It offers innovative and interdisciplinary studies of every kind, including but not limited to manuscript and book history, linguistics and literature, post-colonial and global studies, the digital humanities and media studies, performance studies, the history of affect and the emotion, the theory and history of sexuality, ecocriticism and environmental studies, theories of the lyric, of aesthetics, of the practices of devotion, and ideas of medievalism. Literature and Law in the Era of Magna Carta traces processes of literary training and experimentation across the early history of the English common law, from its beginnings in the reign of Henry II to its tumultuous consolidations under the reigns of John and Henry III. The period from the mid-twelfth through the thirteenth centuries witnessed an outpouring of innovative legal writing in England, from Magna Carta to the scores of statute books that preserved its provisions. An era of civil war and imperial fracture, it also proved a time of intensive self-definition, as communities both lay and ecclesiastic used law to articulate collective identities. Literature and Law in the Era of Magna Carta uncovers the role that grammatical and rhetorical training played in shaping these arguments for legal self-definition. Beginning with the life of Archbishop Thomas Becket, the book interweaves the histories of literary pedagogy and English law, showing how foundational lessons in poetics helped generate both a language and theory of corporate autonomy. In this book, Geoffrey of Vinsauf's phenomenally popular Latin compositional handbook, the Poetria nova, finds its place against the diplomatic backdrop of the English Interdict, while Robert Grosseteste's Anglo-French devotional poem, the Château d'Amour, is situated within the landscape of property law and Jewish-Christian interactions. Exploring a shared vocabulary across legal and grammatical fields, this book argues that poetic habits of thought proved central to constructing the narratives that medieval law tells about itself and that later scholars tell about the origins of English constitutionalism.

Men of Magna Carta: Right, Might and Depravity

Men of Magna Carta: Right, Might and Depravity

Author: Daniel Forbes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780692412886

Category: History

Page: 156

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Three main characters made the Magna Carta possible--the evil King John, the brilliant Archbishop Stephen Langton and the supreme warrior William Marshal. Besides these, others were involved in the story: Eleanor of Aquetaine, Richard the Lionhearted and others. This work includes information about the political, religious and economic life of England in the 13th century, recounts deeds of bravery and gives just a hint of still-buried treasure. This is a quick and interesting read commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carts. Maps, illustrations and translations of the key documents are included.

Magna Carta - Its Role In The Making Of The English Constitution 1300-1629

Magna Carta - Its Role In The Making Of The English Constitution 1300-1629

Author: Faith Thompson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447495178

Category: Law

Page: 424

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The Magna Carta was a landmark document in the history of England and the wider world. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.