Magna Carta Uncovered

  • Filename: magna-carta-uncovered.
  • ISBN: 1849465568
  • Release Date: 2014-10-30
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: Anthony Arlidge
  • Publisher: Hart Pub Limited

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the grant at Runnymede of Magna Carta.The story of how Magna Carta came into being ,and has been interpreted since, and its impact on individual rights and constitutional developments has more twists and turns than any work of historical fiction.The authors bring their wide legal experience and forensic skills to uncover the original meaning of the liberties enshrined in Magna Carta, and to trace their development in later centuries up to the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America. By providing that the powers of the King were not unlimited, the Charter was groundbreaking, yet it was also a conservative document, following the form of Anglo-Saxon charters and seeking to return government to the ways of the Norman kings.This book tells the enthralling, ultimately inspirational, story of Magna Carta in a concise and readable fashion and will captivate laymen and lawyers alike.

Magna Carta

  • Filename: magna-carta.
  • ISBN: 0521277787
  • Release Date: 1992-05-07
  • Number of pages: 553
  • Author: James Clarke Holt
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a fully revised and extended edition of Sir James Holt's classic 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 book is now published with many corrections and additions, including a new chapter on justice and jurisdiction that provides a fresh approach to the legal provisions of the Charter that were to prove so enduring, along with new appendices on matters as varied as vernacular translations of the Charter and grants of liberties in perpetuity.

Beyond Magna Carta

  • Filename: beyond-magna-carta.
  • ISBN: 1849463093
  • Release Date: 2015-03-01
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Andrew Blick
  • Publisher: Hart Pub Limited

The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta falls in June 2015. In this work Dr Blick argues that this event should be the occasion for a reassessment of the past, present and future of the UK constitution. He draws on his experience as research fellow to the first ever parliamentary inquiry into the possibility of a written constitution for the UK. Dr Blick considers a series of English and UK historical texts from Anglo-Saxon times onwards, among which Magna Carta is the most prominent, which sought to set out arrangements for the governance of England and later the UK as a whole. He argues that they comprise a powerful tradition of written constitutional documents, and stresses the importance of the European dimension to their introduction and content. The author then considers the present nature of the UK constitution, describing the period of immense flux through which it has passed in recent decades, and the implications of this phase of change. Dr Blick identifies a need for a full written constitution for the UK as the next appropriate step. Finally, he discusses the democratic processes suitable to devising such a text, and what its contents might be.'With this book Andrew Blick has made a major contribution to our understanding of how our system of government has worked in the past, how it is working - or not working - now, and what it could be in the future. Combing the centuries, he challenges many misconceptions and makes a powerful case for a written constitution. This volume is absolutely essential to anyone who wants to appreciate the real meaning of Magna Carta and why we should celebrate it.'Graham Allen MP, Chair, House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee'Beyond Magna Carta brings together the utility of a road map with the fascination of a changing cartography of political thought - all part of the constitutional development of these islands from the Great Charter of 1215 to the confusing aftermath of the Scottish Referendum of 2014. It is a superb work of explanation capped by intriguing suggestions of future possibilities.'Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield, FBA, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London.

The Safest Shield

  • Filename: the-safest-shield.
  • ISBN: 9781509901906
  • Release Date: 2015-11-19
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Igor Judge
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This selection of lectures, essays and speeches by Lord Judge, nearly all written when he was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, brings together his analysis of a wide range of topics which underpin the administration of justice and the rule of law. Apart from a few personal reflections, the discussion ranges from the development of our constitutional arrangements to matters of continuing constitutional uncertainty, with observations about different aspects of the court process and the discharge of judicial responsibilities. Based on Lord Judge's experience in the law and a deep interest in history, this selection offers sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes amusing, but always stimulating reading, and will provoke thoughtful reflection on and better understanding of the arrangements by which we are governed and the practical application of the rule of law.

The Meaning of the Pentateuch

  • Filename: the-meaning-of-the-pentateuch.
  • ISBN: 9780830878888
  • Release Date: 2010-07-18
  • Number of pages: 634
  • Author: John H. Sailhamer
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press

The Pentateuch is the foundation for understanding the Old Testament and the Bible as a whole. Yet through the centuries it has been probed and dissected, weighed and examined, its text peeled back for its underlying history, its discourse analyzed and its words weighed. Could there be any stone in Sinai yet unturned? Surprisingly, there is. From a career of study, John Sailhamer sums up his perspective on the Pentateuch by first settling the hermeneutical question of where we should set our attention. Rather than focus on the history behind the text, Sailhamer is convinced that it is the text itself that should be our primary focus. Along the way he demonstrates that this was in fact the focus of many interpreters in the precritical era. Persuaded of the singular vision of the Pentateuch, Sailhamer searches out clues left by the author and the later editor of the Pentateuch that will disclose the meaning of this great work. By paying particular attention to the poetic seams in the text, he rediscovers a message that surprisingly brings us to the threshold of the New Testament gospel.

Conspiracy Theory in America

  • Filename: conspiracy-theory-in-america.
  • ISBN: 9780292743793
  • Release Date: 2013-04-15
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Lance deHaven-Smith
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press

Asserts that the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition.

A Little History of the World

  • Filename: a-little-history-of-the-world.
  • ISBN: 0300108834
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Ernst Hans Gombrich
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

Presents a brief, narrative history of the world for young readers, from the Stone Age up to the end of World War II.


  • Filename: 1215.
  • ISBN: 0743257731
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Danny Danziger
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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.

Habeas Corpus

  • Filename: habeas-corpus.
  • ISBN: 0674049012
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 502
  • Author: Paul Delaney Halliday
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

A revisionist history of habeas corpus the world's most revered legal device. Habeas corpus was not established to protect the rights of the individual but rather to protect the individual from abusive judges and jailers.

The Law of Rescission

  • Filename: the-law-of-rescission.
  • ISBN: 0199665052
  • Release Date: 2014-06
  • Number of pages: 800
  • Author: Dominic O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

The only book to contain in-depth analysis of the law drawing on all sources, including case law and current academic thought, to provide a thorough treatment of the grounds permitting, and bars to, rescission.

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

  • Filename: the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden.
  • ISBN: 1784784362
  • Release Date: 2016-03-29
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Seymour M. Hersh
  • Publisher: Verso

Electrifying investigation of White House lies about the assassination of Osama bin Laden In 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had begun chasing before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news did much to boost President Obama s first term and played a major part in his reelection victory of the following year. But much of the story of that night, as presented to the world, was incomplete, or a lie. The evidence of what actually went on remains hidden. At the same time, the full story of the United States involvement in the Syrian civil war has been kept behind a diplomatic curtain, concealed by doublespeak. It is a policy of obfuscation that has compelled the White House to turn a blind eye to Turkey s involvement in supporting ISIS and its predecessors in Syria. This investigation, which began as a series of essays in the "London Review of Books," has ignited a firestorm of controversy in the world media. In his introduction, Hersh asks what will be the legacy of Obama s time in office. Was it an era of change we can believe in or a season of lies and compromises that continued George W. Bush s misconceived War on Terror? How did he lose the confidence of the general in charge of America s forces who acted in direct contradiction to the White House? What else do we not know?"

My Husband Is Gay

  • Filename: my-husband-is-gay.
  • ISBN: 9780307815408
  • Release Date: 2012-03-07
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Carol Grever
  • Publisher: Crossing Press

“These women demonstrate the will to survive intact . . . Their passage to wholeness exemplifies forgiveness, growth, healing, hope, and sometimes reconciliation.”—from MY HUSBAND IS GAY Carol and Jim were high school sweethearts who married in their early twenties. Thirty years and two children later, Jim announced to his wife that he was homosexual. A fundamentalist Christian, he had been leading a double life for years. In an effort to sort out her pain and confusion, Carol Grever sought out other heterosexual women, of all ages, ethnicities, and educational backgrounds, who were married to gay men. The stories she uncovered examine their coping strategies and form the basis of this manual for healing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Magna Carta

  • Filename: magna-carta.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105011819658
  • Release Date: 1966
  • Number of pages: 379
  • Author: William Finley Swindler
  • Publisher:

Chronicles the events which led to the creation of the Magna Carta and the influence of this document on all subsequent laws in England as well as on the American Constitution. Includes the original text.

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