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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Magna Carta 3rd ed


ISBN13: 9781107471573
Previous Edition ISBN: 0521277787
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £21.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107093164



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A revised edition of J. C. Holt's classic study of Magna Carta, the Great Charter, offering the most authoritative analysis of England's most famous constitutional text.

The book sets the events of 1215 and the Charter itself in the context of the law, politics and administration of England and Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Additionally, a lengthy new introduction by two of Holt's former pupils, George Garnett and John Hudson, examines a range of issues raised by scholarship since publication of the second edition in 1992.

These include the possible role of Archbishop Stephen Langton; the degree of influence of Roman and Canon Law upon those who drafted the Charter; other aspects of the intellectual setting of the Charter, in particular political thinking in London; the Continental context of the events of 1212–15; and the legal and jurisdictional issues that affected the Charter's clauses on justice.

  • The new edition of a classic and uniquely authoritative account of the context and significance of Magna Carta
  • The best introduction to government in the twelfth century, developing much more subtle approaches to the history of politics and administration
  • A profound study of the reign of one of England's most notorious kings, King John, encouraging debate on the qualities required of political leadership

Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
Introduction
1. The Charter and its history
2. Government and society in the twelfth century
3. Privilege and liberties
4. Custom and law
5. Justice and jurisdiction
6. Crisis and civil war
7. Quasi Pax
8. The quality of the Great Charter
9. The achievement of 1215
10. From distraint to war
11. The re-issues and the beginning of the myth
Appendices
References
Index.