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Magna Carta

Magna Carta Author A. E. Dick Howard
ISBN-10 0813901219
Release 1964
Pages 55
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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.



Magna Carta

Magna Carta Author A. E. Dick Howard
ISBN-10 0813901219
Release 1964
Pages 55
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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.



Magna Carta

Magna Carta Author David Carpenter
ISBN-10 9780141968469
Release 2015-01-15
Pages 624
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'David Carpenter deserves to replace Sir James Holt as the standard authority, and an unfailingly readable one too.' Ferdinand Mount, TLS 'An invaluable new commentary' Jill Leopore, New Yorker With a new commentary by David Carpenter "No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land." Magna Carta, forced on King John in 1215 by rebellion, is one of the most famous documents in world history. It asserts a fundamental principle: that the ruler is subject to the law. Alongside a new text and translation of the Charter, David Carpenter's commentary draws on new discoveries to give an entirely fresh account of Magna Carta's text, origins, survival and enforcement, showing how it quickly gained a central place in English political life. It also uses Magna Carta as a lens through which to view thirteenth-century society, focusing on women and peasants as well as barons and knights. The book is a landmark in Magna Carta studies. 2015 is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta's creation - an event which will be marked with exhibitions, commemorations and debates in all the countries over whose constitutions and legal assumptions the shadow of Magna Carta hangs.



Magna Carta

Magna Carta Author William McKechnie
ISBN-10 1515214230
Release 2015-08-10
Pages 392
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Regarded by many as the classic work and primary source on Magna Carta this 1914 book from Professor William Sharp Mckechnie is a timely and essential introduction to the understanding of the historical background, origins and circumstances of "The Great Charter of the Liberties of England". It includes an in-depth historical introduction alongside the original Latin text, his translation and scholarly commentary. The Magna Carta was one of the foundations of English liberty. It was a prime influence on the early American colonists and the formation of the American Constitution in 1789, which became the supreme law of the land in the new republic of the United States. "A book remarkable alike for its solid learning, its fertility in suggestion, and its characteristic note of moderation and sweet reasonableness ... No one will close the book without feeling that his knowledge of Magna Carta has been greatly amplified and enriched ..." - The Times. "Of the great merit and value of the present essay there can, we think, be little doubt. The historical and juridical methods adopted by the author are sound and intelligent. His style is attractive and sufficiently concise, whilst his equipment for such a formidable task is very considerable. As the result of these elaborate studies, we have an entirely new view of the Great Charter in its legal and constitutional aspects and political environment." - Athenaeum. "Mr. McKechnie's work is of such great value that no historian can afford to neglect its clear and reasoned statements on all the questions which centre round the scene at Runnymede, and on the economic facts which led up to, and away from, that momentous conference." - Spectator. "Bears with it the collective wisdom of all the commentaries, ancient and modern, dispassionately scrutinised and sifted with close and varied learning on medieval institutions ... It is a great theme, and to say that it is at last adequately treated, from the constitutional side, is well merited praise." - Juridical Review. "Few more readable books - except to those who can read nothing but fiction - have ever been written." - Liberty Review. 'Students of the historical development of the law of the British Constitution owe a welcome to the appearance of this learned treatise, a work which brings the interpretation of a prime document of political liberty abreast of recent advances in knowledge which, in legal history no less than in other departments of inquiry, have brought in new views of old facts." - Scotsman. "Dr. McKechnie has given very satisfactory explanations of most of the knotty points of the Charter, and we may specially commend the sanity of his exposition of the constitutional clauses. Altogether his book is a useful and solid help in the study of the numerous difficulties involved in the text of the Great Charter." - Manchester Guardian. "It has already won its place as the standard treatise on the Great Charter." - Scottish Law Review. "Of permanent value to students of English constitutional history." - Annual Register. William Sharp McKechnie (1863 - 1930) was a Scottish scholar, historian, lecturer in Constitutional Law and History, and author of Magna Carta: A Commentary on the Great Charter of King John with an Historical Introduction. He later held the Chair of Conveyancing at the University of Glasgow from 1916 until 1927, and upon his retirement was awarded an honorary LL.D. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.



1215

1215 Author Danny Danziger
ISBN-10 0743257731
Release 2003
Pages 312
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A portrait of everyday life in thirteenth-century Britain chronicles the people and events leading up to the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede in June 1215.



Magna Carta

Magna Carta Author Dan Jones
ISBN-10 9780698186422
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 288
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"Dan Jones has an enviable gift for telling a dramatic story while at the same time inviting us to consider serious topics like liberty and the seeds of representative government." —Antonia Fraser From the New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets, a lively, action-packed history of how the Magna Carta came to be. The Magna Carta is revered around the world as the founding document of Western liberty. Its principles—even its language—can be found in our Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. But what was this strange document and how did it gain such legendary status? Dan Jones takes us back to the turbulent year of 1215, when, beset by foreign crises and cornered by a growing domestic rebellion, King John reluctantly agreed to fix his seal to a document that would change the course of history. At the time of its creation the Magna Carta was just a peace treaty drafted by a group of rebel barons who were tired of the king's high taxes, arbitrary justice, and endless foreign wars. The fragile peace it established would last only two months, but its principles have reverberated over the centuries. Jones's riveting narrative follows the story of the Magna Carta's creation, its failure, and the war that subsequently engulfed England, and charts the high points in its unexpected afterlife. Reissued by King John's successors it protected the Church, banned unlawful imprisonment, and set limits to the exercise of royal power. It established the principle that taxation must be tied to representation and paved the way for the creation of Parliament. In 1776 American patriots, inspired by that long-ago defiance, dared to pick up arms against another English king and to demand even more far-reaching rights. We think of the Declaration of Independence as our founding document but those who drafted it had their eye on the Magna Carta. From the Hardcover edition.



Magna Carta

Magna Carta Author Dan Jones
ISBN-10 9781781858844
Release 2014-12-04
Pages 144
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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.



Magna Carta

Magna Carta Author Ralph Turner
ISBN-10 9781317873945
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 266
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This new history is the first to tell the story of Magna Carta ‘through the ages’. No other general work traces its continuing importance in England’s political consciousness. Many books have examined the circumstances surrounding King John’s grant of Magna Carta in 1215. Very few trace the Charter’s legacy to subsequent centuries and even fewer look at the fate of the physical document. Turner also underlines its great influence outside the United Kingdom, especially in North America. Today, the Charter enjoys greater prestige in the United States, the land of lawyers, than in Britain. U.S. citizens claim Magna Carta as a source of their liberties, guaranteeing ‘due process of law’ and condemning ‘executive privilege’.



Magna Carta and the England of King John

Magna Carta and the England of King John Author Janet Senderowitz Loengard
ISBN-10 9781843835486
Release 2010
Pages 189
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New interpretations of the effect of Magna Carta and other aspects of the reign of King John.



The Magna Carta

The Magna Carta Author Roberta Baxter
ISBN-10 9781484611234
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 48
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Learn about the Magna Carta, an English charter that had great influence on the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Find out about those who were involved in its creation and why studying this primary source is so important.



The excellent priviledge of liberty and property

The excellent priviledge of liberty and property Author William Penn
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433075880116
Release 1897
Pages 231
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The excellent priviledge of liberty and property has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The excellent priviledge of liberty and property also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The excellent priviledge of liberty and property book for free.



Magna Carta A Very Short Introduction

Magna Carta  A Very Short Introduction Author Nicholas Vincent
ISBN-10 9780199582877
Release 2012-06-28
Pages 136
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Magna Carta has long been considered the foundation stone of the British Constitution, yet few people today understand either its contents or its context. With a full English translation of the 1215 charter, Nicholas Vincent introduces the document to a modern audience; explaining its origins and tracing the significance of its role in our history.



Magna Carta

Magna Carta Author J. C. Holt
ISBN-10 9781107093164
Release 2015-05-28
Pages 481
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A new edition of J. C. Holt's classic study of Magna Carta, offering the most authoritative analysis of England's most famous constitutional text. Suitable for scholars, history students, and the general reader, this outstanding study of the events of 1215 integrates analysis of personality, ideas, and political development.



King John

King John Author Stephen Church
ISBN-10 9780465040704
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 320
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King John has long been dubbed one of the “vilest” of English kings. He was brutish, untrustworthy, and ruled as a virtual tyrant—and yet his reign changed the course of English history. As renowned medieval historian Stephen Church argues, John's importance has for too long been overshadowed by more heroic family members like Richard the Lionhearted and Eleanor of Aquitaine. John was a skilled political manipulator, but his traditional belief in the unchecked power of the sovereign became increasingly unpopular during his reign, leading to frequent confrontations between the king and his barons. In 1215, a group of barons rebelled in response to John's repressive fiscal policies. The peace treaty that resulted was the Magna Carta, which enshrined the king's obligation to rule within the framework of the law. King John offers an authoritative portrait of King John and the moment that signaled the end of the age of absolute monarchy and the dawn of constitutional law.



The Road from Runnymede

The Road from Runnymede Author A. E. Dick Howard
ISBN-10 0813938066
Release 2015-02-12
Pages 550
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For the eight hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta, the University of Virginia Press presents the first paperback edition of The Road from Runnymede by A. E. Dick Howard, originally published in 1968. In this volume, Howard explores the ways in which Magna Carta’s concepts, most notably due process, have been absorbed and put into practice by English and especially American society. He goes on to show how the idea of constitutional government evolved in America, moving beyond the foundations laid by Magna Carta to adapt itself to the new republic’s needs.



The Magna Carta Manifesto

The Magna Carta Manifesto Author Peter Linebaugh
ISBN-10 9780520260009
Release 2009-06
Pages 376
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Magna Carta

Magna Carta Author Anonymous
ISBN-10 9781909676510
Release 2013-06-15
Pages 30
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The Magna Carta, issued in 1215 by King John. 'No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions ... except by the lawful judgement of his peers...To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.' Although not originally intended as a bill of rights, Magna Carta was used in these terms whenever people's liberties were challenged and is celebrated today as England's eary form of democracy. The continuing symbolic significance of Magna Carta was shown when the universal Declaration of Human Rights was presented to the United Nations in 1948 as a 'Magna Carta for the future'.