The Road from Runnymede (Paperback)
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The Road from Runnymede (Paperback)

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Paperback 550 Pages / Published: 28/02/2017
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For the eight hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta, the University of Virginia Press presents the first paperback edition of The Road from Runnymede by A.E. Dick Howard, originally published in 1968. In this volume, Howard explores the ways in which the Magna Carta's concepts, most notably due process, have been absorbed and put into practice by English and especially American society. He goes on to show how the idea of constitutional government evolved in America, moving beyond the foundations laid by the Magna Carta to adapt itself to the new republic's needs.

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813938066
Number of pages: 550
Weight: 798 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31 mm


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In The Road from Runnymede Professor Howard probes the impact of Magna Carta on the ordering of society and the liberty of the individual. Poignantly, the author relates how the Magna Carta has served as a potent device, repeatedly invoked to shield individual freedom from arbitrary government within an orderly framework.... The Road from Runnymede is a valuable addition to the body of material written about Magna Carta.

--American Business Law Journal

[Howard] has given the idea of Magna Carta a kind of personal history, followed its changing fortunes, sensed both its frailty and its capacity to endure, and perceived in its generalized and abstract nature the potential for great growth.... He has made a welcome contribution to the literature of constitutionalism.

--Virginia Law Review

The Road from Runnymede is engagingly written and will appeal to laymen and lawyers. Students of public address will find this a brilliant synthesis merging rhetorical criticism and constitutional history.

--Quarterly Journal of Speech

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