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Title Magna Carta / with a new commentary by David Carpenter.

Published London, England : Penguin Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KL 401.4 MAGN    DUE 21-10-19
Uniform title Magna Carta.
Physical description xvi, 594 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics.
Penguin classics.
Notes Original Latin text of the Magna Carta and parallel English translation appear on pages 36-69.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-513) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: MAGNA CARTA -- 1.Magna Carta: The Documents -- 2.The Chapters, Contents and Text of Magna Carta -- Text of Magna Carta -- 3.King John and the Sources for His Reign -- 4.Magna Carta and Society: Women, Peasants, Jews, the Towns and the Church -- 5.Magna Carta and Society: Earls, Barons, Knights and Free Tenants -- 6.Magna Carta and the Structure of Royal Government -- 7.The Rule of the King: John and His Predecessors -- 8.Standards of Judgement -- 9.Resistance, 1212--1215 -- 10.The Development of the Opposition Programme -- 11.Runnymede -- 12.The Enforcement and Failure of the Charter -- 13.The Revival of the Charter, 1216--1225 -- 14.Did Magna Carta Make a Difference?.
Summary Magna Carta is probably the most famous declaration in western legal history. Wrested by rebellious barons from a very reluctant King John, it set out a series of rights and duties which have been appealed to, ignored, suppressed and argued about ever since.
Other formats Also available electronically.
Language notes Text of the Magna Carta in Latin with English translation on facing page; commentary in English.
Other author Carpenter, D. A. (David A.), writer of added commentary.
Subject Magna Carta.
Magna Carta -- Translations into English.
Magna Carta -- History.
Constitutional history -- Great Britain.
Civil rights -- England.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1154-1399.
ISBN 9780241953372 (paperback) £10.99