Magna Carta

ISBN-10: 0521277787
ISBN-13: 9780521277785
Edition: 2nd 1992 (Revised)
Authors: J. C. Holt
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Description: This is a fully revised and extended edition of J. C. Holts study of Magna Carta, the Great Charter, which 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $64.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/7/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 588
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

This is a fully revised and extended edition of J. C. Holts study of Magna Carta, the Great Charter, which 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. The author has added to the first edition (1965) further comment on the development of local liberties, the significance of the famous provision nullus liber homo, the political manoeuvres of 1215, and the later history of the Charter, and many other matters. The book is broadened by the addition of an extensive chapter on justice and jurisdiction which embodies an entirely new approach to some of the most crucial and longest-lasting provisions of the Charter. New appendices have been added. Some of these are concerned with the political crisis of 121315, for example the alleged meeting at Bury St Edmunds; others examine the Anglo-Norman translations of the Charter and related documents, or the development of perpetual liberties. References are brought up to date throughout, and there is an entirely new index.

List of plates
Preface
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
The Charter and its history
Government and society in the twelfth century
Privilege and liberties
Custom and law
Justice and jurisdiction
Crisis and civil war
Quasi Pax
The quality of the Great Charter
The achievement of 1215
From distraint to war
The re-issues and the beginning of the myth
Appendices
References
Index

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