Author: Nicholas Vincent
Publisher: Third Millenium Pub
Release Date: 2015-04-01
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
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.
Author: Zbigniew Rau
Release Date: 2016-03-31
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.
Author: Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan
Release Date: 2016-11-18
This book provides an original and multidisciplinary approach on Magna Carta (1215) as a joint heritage, a source of inspiration both for long established democracies and countries which only recently experienced the Rule of Law. Far from simply extolling the virtues associated with Magna Carta, it explores the gaps of the Great Charter. Instead of dealing separately with the historians’ and the lawyers’ outlooks as two conflicting perspectives, it juxtaposes the views of medievalist and contemporary historians with those of practicing lawyers and law academics, offering readers a thorough yet accessible historic and legal analysis of the charter and its meaning for the citizens of twenty-first century democracies. At a time of the erosion of civil liberties and fundamental rights, The Rights and Aspirations of the Magna Carta provides a rare insight into the 1215 medieval charter and its legacy.
Author: Stephen Winter
Release Date: 2017-09-18
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.
Author: Robin Griffith-Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2015-04-23
"On a glorious sunny Saturday in June 2014, we had the pleasure of convening a conference in the Temple, the beating heart of legal London, under the title 'Magna Carta, Religion and the Rule of Law' focusing on the powerful narratives - then and now - of faith and governance. We had in mind a modest gathering, and thus we were delighted that in excess of two hundred people chose to attend"--
Author: King John
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2015-11-13
Magna Carta (Latin for "the Great Charter"), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for "the Great Charter of the Liberties"), is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215.[a] First drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to make peace between the unpopular King and a group of rebel barons.
Author: David Boaz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Political Science
A revised, updated, and retitled edition of David Boaz’s classic book Libertarianism: A Primer, which was praised as uniting “history, philosophy, economics and law—spiced with just the right anecdotes—to bring alive a vital tradition of American political thought that deserves to be honored today” (Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago). Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it’s growing stronger. Two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the costly drug war, the campaigns of Ron Paul and Rand Paul, the growth of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations about NSA abuses have pushed millions more Americans in a libertarian direction. Libertarianism: A Primer, by David Boaz, the longtime executive vice president of the Cato Institute, continues to be the best available guide to the history, ideas, and growth of this increasingly important political movement—and now it has been updated throughout and with a new title: The Libertarian Mind. Boaz has updated the book with new information on the threat of government surveillance; the policies that led up to and stemmed from the 2008 financial crisis; corruption in Washington; and the unsustainable welfare state. The Libertarian Mind is the ultimate resource for the current, burgeoning libertarian movement.
Author: Pamela K. Lamb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-07-14
Genre: Political Science
This easy-to-follow study guide includes a complete course review, full-length practice tests, and access to online quizzes and an AP Planner app! 5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. Government & Politics features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and matches the latest exam. It also includes access to McGraw-Hill Education’s AP Planner app, which will enable you to customize your own study schedule on your mobile device. AP Planner app features daily practice assignment notifications delivered to your mobile device 4 full-length practice AP U.S. Government & Politics exams Access to online AP U.S. Government & Politics quizzes 3 separate study plans to fit your learning style
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Die Geschichte Jerusalems ist die Geschichte der Welt Jerusalem ist die Stadt der Städte, die Hauptstadt zweier Völker, der Schrein dreier Weltreligionen, der Schauplatz des jüngsten Gerichts und der Brennpunkt des Nahost-Konflikts. Jerusalems Geschichte bedeutet 3000 Jahre Glauben, Fanatismus und Kampf, aber auch das Zusammenleben unterschiedlichster Kulturen. Packend und farbig schildert der Bestsellerautor Sebag Montefiore in seiner fulminanten, reich bebilderte Biographie die zahlreichen Epochen dieser sich ständig wandelnden Stadt, ihre Kriege, Affären, Könige, Propheten, Eroberer, Heiligen und Huren, die diese Stadt mitgeschaffen und geprägt haben. Basierend auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung und teilweise unbekanntem Archivmaterial macht er die Essenz dieser einzigartigen Stadt greifbar und lässt sie in ihrer Einzigartigkeit leuchten. Denn nur Jerusalem existiert zweimal: im Himmel und auf Erden. »Montefiore erzählt so lebendig, dass man wie bei einem Krimi das Buch nicht aus der Hand legen kann.« Deutschlandfunk »Simon Montefiore ist ein wunderbarer Historiker. Immer ist er in der Lage, komplexe Themen einfach dazulegen.« Die Welt »Dieses gewaltige und glanzvolle Portrait Jerusalems ist von Anfang bis zum Ende absolut überwältigend.« Sunday Times »Packend, überragend, ein Meisterwerk! Montefiore vereint den Blick eines Romanciers für Nuancen mit dem Spürsinn eines Journalisten für menschliche Schwächen und dem Können großer Historiker, die richtigen Quellen zum Sprechen zu bringen.« The Times »Fesselnd! Überzeugend! Ein Werk voller Leidenschaft und Gelehrsamkeit. Eine bedeutende Leistung mit einem wundervollem Sinn für die Absurditäten und Abenteuer der Geschichte.« The Independent »Eine grandiose Darstellung der unglaublichen Geschichte [von Jerusalem]; ein Mammutwerk, das Maßstäbe setzt. Der Historiker ist ein Erzähler im besten Sinn, und es gelingt ihm das Kunststück, aus einer Flut von Quellen zur 3000-jährigen Geschichte dieser Stadt eine Biografie wie einen spannenden Roman zu schreiben: niemals langweilig, oft überraschend, detailreich und größere Zusammenhänge einbeziehend.« Westdeutsche Zeitung
Author: Rhona Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014
Global in coverage, the sixth edition of Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise, wide-ranging introduction for law students new to the subject. It considers historical factors, the work of the UN, regional systems, and a variety of substantive rights.