Magna Carta

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Cambridge University Press, 1992 M05 7 - 553 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The Charter and its history I
1
Government and society in the twelfth century
23
Privilege and liberties
50
Custom and law
75
Justice and jurisdiction
123
Crisis and civil war
188
Quasi Pax
237
The quality of the Great Charter
267
Triplex forma pacis
413
The unknown charter
418
The Articles of the Barons
429
Magna Carta 1215
441
Translations of the Charters
474
The TwentyFive barons of Magna Carta 1215
478
The Oxford Council 1623 July 1215
484
Select documents illustrative of the history of Magna
490

The achievement of 1215
297
ΙΟ From distraint to war
347
The reissues and the beginning of the myth
378
The meeting at Bury St Edmunds 1214
406
Notification of Thomas count of Perche February 1215
412
Magna Carta 1225
501
Charter of the Forest 1225
512
Liberties and perpetuity
518
Index
531
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