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The Resource Magna Carta : the birth of liberty, Dan Jones

Magna Carta : the birth of liberty, Dan Jones

Label
Magna Carta : the birth of liberty
Title
Magna Carta
Title remainder
the birth of liberty
Statement of responsibility
Dan Jones
Title variation
1215
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Magna Carta is revered around the world as the founding document of Western liberty. Its principles--even its language--can be found in our Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. But what was this strange charter and how did it gain such legendary status? Historian Dan Jones takes us back to the turbulent year of 1215, when, beset by foreign crises and cornered by a growing domestic rebellion, King John reluctantly agreed to fix his seal to a document that would change the course of history. At the time of its creation, the Magna Carta was just a peace treaty drafted by a group of rebel barons who were tired of the king's high taxes, arbitrary justice, and endless foreign wars. The fragile peace it established would last only two months, but its principles have reverberated over the centuries. Jones's narrative follows the story of the Magna Carta's creation, its failure, and the war that subsequently engulfed England, and charts the high points in its unexpected afterlife. Reissued by King John's successors, it protected the Church, banned unlawful imprisonment, and set limits to the exercise of royal power. It established the principle that taxation must be tied to representation and paved the way for the creation of Parliament. In 1776 American patriots, inspired by that long-ago defiance, dared to pick up arms against another English king and to demand even more far-reaching rights. We think of the Declaration of Independence as our founding document, but those who drafted it had their eye on the Magna Carta.--Adapted from book jacket
Summary
A narrative history of the year 1215 and the making of the Magna Carta chronicles key events and shares insight into the treaty's enduring influence on Western views about liberty
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10448657
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Dan
Dewey number
942.033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • KD3946
  • KD3946
LC item number
  • .J65 2015
  • .J66 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1370
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional history
  • Civil rights
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the birth of liberty
Label
Magna Carta : the birth of liberty, Dan Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Origins. The devil's brood ; Lionheart and Softsword ; Interdict and intimidation ; Crisis and catastrophe -- II: Opposition. Trouble at the temple ; Taking the cross ; Confrontation ; London -- III: The rule of law. Runnymede ; The Magna Carta ; England under siege ; Endgame -- IV: Afterlife. The Magna Carta reborn ; Then and now -- Appendix A: The text of the Magna Carta, 1215 -- Appendix B: The enforcers of the Magna Carta -- Appendix C: Eight hundred years of the Magna Carta
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525428299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 900623882
  • (OCoLC)900623882
Label
Magna Carta : the birth of liberty, Dan Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Origins. The devil's brood ; Lionheart and Softsword ; Interdict and intimidation ; Crisis and catastrophe -- II: Opposition. Trouble at the temple ; Taking the cross ; Confrontation ; London -- III: The rule of law. Runnymede ; The Magna Carta ; England under siege ; Endgame -- IV: Afterlife. The Magna Carta reborn ; Then and now -- Appendix A: The text of the Magna Carta, 1215 -- Appendix B: The enforcers of the Magna Carta -- Appendix C: Eight hundred years of the Magna Carta
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525428299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 900623882
  • (OCoLC)900623882

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