Challenges to authority and the recognition of rights : from Magna Carta to modernity
- edited by Catharine MacMillan, Charlotte Smith.
- Cambridge ; New York ; Port Melbourne ; New Delhi ; Singapore : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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- ix, 351 pages ; 24 cm
- British Legal History Conference (22nd : 2015 : Reading, England)
- MacMillan, Catharine, editor.
- Smith, Charlotte (Charlotte Louise), editor.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction / Catharine MacMillan
- Magna Carta : the emergence of the myth / John Baker
- From Magna Carta to the abridgements : the naturalization of benefit of clergy / Margaret McGlynn
- How to get rid of a king : lawyering the Revolution of 1399 / David J. Seipp
- Illuminating Magna Carta : images of law and authority in medieval statute books / Anthony Musson
- Revolution principles and the revolution bench / Mike Mcnair
- Magna Carta chapters 4 and 5 and the origins of accountability / Joshua Getzler
- Some effects of war on the law in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England / James Oldham
- The impact of tax on the landscape : social expectations and the built environment in nineteenth-century / Chantal Stebbings
- Magna Carta in the German discourse about English constitutional law between the eighteenth and early twentieth centuries / Adreas Thier
- Magna Carta for the world? : the constitutional protection of foreign merchants in the age of revolution / Daniel Hulsebosch
- 'The protection of our laws' : the slave, grace and the rise of proslavery constitutionalism in nineteenth-century Atlantic world / Patricia Hagler Minter
- The Royal Proclamation of 1763 in British Columbia : an indigenous Magna Carta's chequered Canadian career / Hamar Foster
- Rights and power in nineteenth-century India : exploring an unstable relationship / Raymond Cocks
- When 'Magna Carta was suspended' : national security and the challenge to freedom of speech in Australia, 1914-1919 / Diane Kirkby.
While challenges to authority are generally perceived as destructive to legal order, this original collection of essays, with Magna Carta at its heart, questions this assumption. In a series of chapters concerned with different forms of challenges to legal authority - over time, geographical place, and subject matters both public and private - this volume demonstrates that challenges to authority which seek the recognition of rights actually change the existing legal order rather than destroying it. The chapters further explore how the myth of Magna Carta emerged and its role in the pre-modern world; how challenges to authority formed the basis of the recognition of rights in particular areas within England; and how challenges to authority resulted in the recognition of particular rights in the United States, Canada, Australia and Germany. This is a uniquely insightful thematic collection which proposes a new view into the processes of legal change.
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- "This volume contains a collection of papers presented at the twenty-second British Legal History Conference held at the University of Reading"--Page 1.
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