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Magna Carta

Author : Zbigniew Rau
ISBN : 9781317278580
Genre : History
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To mark the 800th anniversary of the ratification of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede, Magna Carta provides the central European perspectives on this monumental document and its impact on the political and legal experiences of freedom, from the medieval period to the present day. The volume gives rise to a discussion about the legacy of the Magna Carta as one of the fundamental elements of European identity. Supported by previously untranslated sources at the end of each chapter, the team of contributors consider the lasting legacy of Magna Carta in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania. The authors present the successful attempts to limit royal power by law while protecting the priveleges of the nobility carried out throughout the region from the thirteenth to eighteenth centuries. Each chapter considers the historical and political contexts behind these efforts, the processes by which political and legal institutions were subsequently formed and finally examines the legacy of those institutions which are today found in constitutional identities, constitutional arrangements and political projects across Central Europe. A preface by Robert Blackburn draws the collection together, highlighting the continued universal significance of the Magna Carta. This original title will enable students and academics alike to see for themselves the reverberations the Magna Carta caused in medieval Europe and beyond from a fresh and unusual perspective.

Magna Carta And New Zealand

Author : Stephen Winter
ISBN : 9783319584393
Genre : History
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This volume is the first to explore the vibrant history of Magna Carta in Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal, political and popular culture. Readers will benefit from in-depth analyses of the Charter’s reception along with explorations of its roles in regard to larger constitutional themes. The common thread that binds the collection together is its exploration of what the adoption of a medieval charter as part of New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements has meant – and might mean – for a Pacific nation whose identity remains in flux. The contributions to this volume are grouped around three topics: remembrance and memorialization of Magna Carta; the reception of the Charter by both Māori and non-Māori between 1840 and 2015; and reflection on the roles that the Charter may yet play in future constitutional debate. This collection provides evidence of the enduring attraction of Magna Carta, and its importance as a platform of constitutional aspiration.

A Century Of Wealth In America

Author : Edward N. Wolff
ISBN : 9780674981379
Genre : Business & Economics
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Understanding wealth—who has it, how they acquired it, how they preserve it—is crucial to addressing challenges facing the United States. Edward Wolff’s account of patterns in the accumulation and distribution of U.S. wealth since 1900 provides a sober bedrock of facts and analysis. It will become an indispensable resource for future public debate.

The Magna Charta

Author : James Daugherty
ISBN : 0964380358
Genre : Constitutional history
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Summary: Describes briefly life in twelfth century England and the rule of Richard, relates the events leading to Magna charta, and traces milestones in the history of constitutional law since 1215.

The Magna Carta Manifesto

Author : Peter Linebaugh
ISBN : 9780520260009
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Magna Carta Commemoration Essays

Author : Henry Elliot Malden
ISBN : 9781584774365
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Malden, Henry Elliot, Editor. Magna Carta Commemoration Essays. With a Preface by the Rt. Hon. Viscount Bryce. [London]: For the Royal Historical Society, 1917. xxxi, 310 pp. Reprint available November 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-436-3. Cloth. $80. * This collection of ten essays in honor of the 700th anniversary of Magna Carta was commissioned by the Royal Historical Society in 1915. Its contents include "Clause 39" by Sir Paul Vinogradoff, "Per Iudicum Parium Vel Per Legem Terrae" by F.M. Powicke, "Magna Carta and the Common Law" by Charles Howard McIlwain and "The Influence of Magna Carta on American Constitutional Development" by H.D. Hazeltine.

Inventing Freedom

Author : Daniel Hannan
ISBN : 9780062231758
Genre : Political Science
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British politician Daniel Hannan's Inventing Freedom is an ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of the principles that have made America great, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled. According to Hannan, the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms—individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government—are the legacy of a very specific tradition that was born in England and that we Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited. By the tenth century, England was a nation-state whose people were already starting to define themselves with reference to inherited common-law rights. The story of liberty is the story of how that model triumphed. How it was enshrined in a series of landmark victories—the Magna Carta, the English Civil War, the Glorious Revolution, the U.S. Constitution—and how it came to defeat every international rival. Today we see those ideas abandoned and scorned in the places where they once went unchallenged. Inventing Freedom is a chronicle of the success of Anglosphere exceptionalism. And it is offered at a time that may turn out to be the end of the age of political freedom.

Magna Carta

Author : Nicholas Vincent
ISBN : 1908990481
Genre : History
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Eight hundred years ago King John of England was forced to seal a document of historic importance. As the first charter to grant individual liberties under the rule of law, protecting the people against tyranny, Magna Carta is the most influential and far-reaching legal text the world has ever known. For this book, published with the official support of the UK Magna Carta Trust and marking the eight hundredth anniversary of the charter's first issue, Professor Nicholas Vincent is joined by a range of experts on Magna Carta from across the world to reflect on the circumstances of its genesis and its enduring significance. Magna Carta was serially reinterpreted by later generations, becoming a totem in fierce political debates on the liberties of the people - it became a sacred text for English puritans of the Civil War, for the American patriots of the War of Independence, and for all those in the English-speaking world who have striven to build democratic rights and freedoms in the post-colonial age. Contents: Magna Carta in Context: a general survey from 1215 to the present day Nicholas Vincent Law Before Magna Carta: the Anglo-Saxon law codes and their successors before 1215 Nicholas Vincent Plantagenet Tyranny and Lawmaking Nicholas Vincent The Tyranny of King John Nicholas Vincent Magna Carta: Defeat into Victory Nicholas Vincent Magna Carta in the Later Middle Ages Anthony Musson Magna Carta against the King Justin Champion Magna Carta and the American Age of Reason Joyce Lee Malcolm Magna Carta in the 19th Century Miles Taylor From World War to World Heritage: Magna Carta in the 20th Century Nicholas Vincent 21st-Century Magna Carta Richard Goldstone

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Author : Danny Danziger
ISBN : 0743257731
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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.

The Price Of Freedom

Author : Piotr S. Wandycz
ISBN : 9781351541305
Genre : History
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The Price of Freedom surveys and explains the fascinating and intricate history of East Central Europe - the present day countries of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Taking a thematic approach, the author explores such issues and controversies as the tension between the industrial developed West and the agrarian East Central Europe, the rise of modern nationalism, democracy and authoritarianism and Communism. While the countries of East Central Europe have differed dramatically from one another, the author asserts that they have been bound by a certain community of fate. These comparisons are traced through the Middle Ages and the Early Modern era to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This exploration reveals that it is no accident that the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland were the first among the former Soviet bloc nations to be admitted to NATO, and are likely to become the first members of the expanded European Union. Thus an understanding of their experiences, contributions and their place within the European community of nations vastly enriches our knowledge of Europe's past and present.The second edition of this distinguished book brings the history of the region up to date. It discusses the events of the post-communist decade of the 1990s and the problems resulting from the transition to democracy and market economy.

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