The Magna Carta, Liberty, and History


This colloquium explored the origins, historical interpretations, and importance for individual liberty of the Magna Carta.


Conference Readings

Klopfer v. North Carolina, 386 U.S. 213 (The Supreme Court of North Carolina 1967).

The Political Writings of William Penn. Edited by Andrew R. Murphy. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2002.

“Rescript of Reform - Islahat Fermani.” Turk Anayasa Hukuku Sitesi. www.anayasa.gen.tr/reform.htm (May 19, 2014).

Arbroath Abbey. “The Declaration of Arbroath.” Scottish Declaration of Independence, Scotland, 1320.

Belgian Monarchy. “Belgian Constitution.” Constitutional Law, Belgium, 1831.

Brady, Robert. “Introduction to the Old English History.” Tracts, London, 1684.

Clark, David. “The Icon of Liberty: The Status and Role of Magna Carta in Australian and New Zealand Law.” Melbourne University Law Review 24 (2000): 866-891.

Coke, Edward. The Selected Writings and Speeches of Sir Edward Coke, Volume II. Edited by Steve Sheppard. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2003.

Coke, Edward. The Best of the OLL No. 42: Sir Edward Coke, “Petition of Right” (1628). Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2013.

Douglas, David C. and George W. Greenaway. English Historical Documents Volume II (1042 - 1189) 2nd edition. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1981.

Eliot, John. “Speech on the Petition of Right.” Gutenberg Project, House of Commons, June 3, 1628.

General Court. “The Massachusetts Body of Liberties.” Hanover College Department of History, Historical Texts Project. http://history.hanover.edu/texts/masslib.html (May 19, 2014).

Hazeltine, H. D., “The Influence of Magna Carta on American Constitutional Development” In Magna Carta Commemoration Essays, edited by Henry Elliot Malden, 180-227. London: Royal Historical Society, 1917. http://oll.libertyfund.org/pages/magna-carta-and-the-us-constitution?q=hazeltine# (accessed ).

Holt, James Clarke, “The Ancient Constitution in Medieval England” In The Roots of Liberty: Magna Carta, Ancient Constitution, and the Anglo-American Tradition of Rule of Law, edited by Ellis Sandoz, 32-74. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2008.

Howard, A. E. Dick. Magna Carta: Text and Commentary. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1997.

Jenks, Edward. “The Myth of Magna Carta.” Harvard Law Review 60, no. 7 (1947): 1060-1091.

Joanna, the new Duchess, and Wenceslaus, Duke of Luxembourg. “The Joyous Entry of Brabant.” The charter of liberties granted to the Duchy of Brabant, Brussels, 1356.

King Alfonso III. “The Aragonese Privileges of the Union.” Pact, Spain, 1287.

King Andrew II. “The Golden Bull of Hungary.” Edict, Hungary, 1222.

King Eric V. “The Danish Great Charter.” Haandfæstninger, Danish, 1282.

King John Albert. “The Statute of Piotrkow.” Statuty piotrkowskie, Poland, 1496.

Linebaugh, Peter. The Magna Carta Manifesto: Liberties and Commons for All. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 2009.

Malcolm, Joyce Lee. The Struggle for Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century English Political Tracts, 2 Volumes. Edited by Joyce Lee Malcolm. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1999.

Myers, Alec R. English Historical Documents Volume IV (1327 - 1485). London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1969.

Ottoman sultan Abdülmecid I. “Ottoman Imperial Edicts [Noble Edict of the Rose Chamber] .” yursil.com. http://www.yursil.com/blog/2010/01/hatt-i-sherif-of-gulhane-noble-edict-of-the-rose-chamber-beginning-of-tanzimat-reforms/ (May 19, 2014).

Rothwell, Harry. English Historical Documents Volume III (1189 - 1327). London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1975.

Sharp, Granville and John Adams. A Representation of the Injustice and Dangerous Tendency of Tolerating Slavery. London: Printed for Benjamin White, 1769.

States-General of the Netherlands. “The Act of Abjuration.” Declaration, Netherlands, 1581.