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The Rights and Aspirations of the Magna Carta

Editors: Gibson-Morgan, Elizabeth, Chommeloux, Alexis (Eds.)

  • Provides an unique approach with contributions from both historians and legal academics
  • Explores Magna Carta as a source of inspiration for democracies both old and new
  • Reveals the gaps in the Great Charter and its contemporary repercussions
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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.

About the authors

Alexis Chommeloux is Dean of the Literature, Linguistics and Languages Faculty (Faculté de Lettres et Langues) at the University of Tours, France where he is also Senior Lecturer of Law and Languages. His current research focuses on contemporary British studies with an emphasis on the role of the law in current debate on social trends.

Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan is Senior Lecturer in Law and Languages at the University of Tours, France and Senior Research Fellow in Constitutional Law at King’s College London, UK. Her current research is on House of Lords reform, devolution, the UK Supreme Court and the codification of the British Constitution.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • King John, Magna Carta and the Thirteenth-Century English Church

    Gemmill, Elizabeth

    Pages 1-19

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  • Magna Carta 1815–2015: Filling Up the Gaps

    Morgan, Kenneth O.

    Pages 21-38

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  • UK Supreme Court Versus US Supreme Court: Modern Use of Magna Carta

    Gadbin-George, Geraldine

    Pages 39-63

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  • Exploring the Magna Carta and Governmental Immunity Doctrines: The View from the United States

    Sol, Credence

    Pages 65-87

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  • A New Magna Carta? The Written Constitution Debate in the United Kingdom

    Blick, Andrew

    Pages 89-107

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eBook 76,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42733-1
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42732-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rights and Aspirations of the Magna Carta
Editors
  • Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan
  • Alexis Chommeloux
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42733-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42733-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42732-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 181
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