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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Dan Jones has an enviable gift for telling a dramatic story while at the same time inviting us to consider serious topics like liberty and the seeds of representative government." Antonia Frasier From the New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets, a lively, action-packed history of how the Magna Carta came to be. The Magna Carta is revered around the world as the founding document of Western liberty. Its principleseven its languagecan be found in our Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. But what was this strange document and how did it gain such legendary status?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 agree 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 riveting 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 unespected 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
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • October 01, 2015
  • September 01, 2015
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Dan
Dewey number
942.03/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KD3946
LC item number
.J66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Great Britain
Label
Magna Carta : the birth of liberty, Dan Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-264) 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
Control code
BRDbd15286051
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780525428299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525428299
  • (OCoLC)900623882
Label
Magna Carta : the birth of liberty, Dan Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-264) 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
Control code
BRDbd15286051
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780525428299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525428299
  • (OCoLC)900623882

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