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The ancient constitution and the origins of Anglo-American liberty

Author: John Phillip Reid
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, English and American lawyers appealed to "the ancient constitution" as the cornerstone of liberty. According to this idea, constitutional law was not dictated by a monarch but based on the authority of custom, passed down unaltered from time immemorial. Legal historian John Phillip Reid demonstrates that this concept of an unchanging, ancient constitution furnished  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Phillip Reid
ISBN: 0875803423 9780875803425
OCLC Number: 57319569
Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Forensic History --
The Legal Perspective --
The Advocacy of Lawyers --
Uses of the Ancient Constitution --
The Authority of the Past --
The Theory of the Past --
The Advocacy of the Past --
Waging Forensic History --
Forensic Techniques of Ancient Constitutionalism --
Forensic Techniques of Timeless Constitutionalism --
The Forensic History of Gothicism and Saxonism --
The Forensic History of Norman Conquest --
The Eighteenth-Century Conquest --
The Evidence of Conquest --
The Unrevolutionary Revolution --
The Forensic History of Reform --
Forensic History of Magna Carta --
Forensic History of the New Jurisprudence --
The Forensic History of Liberty.
Responsibility: John Phillip Reid.
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"In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, English and American lawyers appealed to "the ancient constitution" as the cornerstone of liberty. According to this idea, constitutional law was not dictated by a monarch but based on the authority of custom, passed down unaltered from time immemorial. Legal historian John Phillip Reid demonstrates that this concept of an unchanging, ancient constitution furnished English common lawyers and parliamentarians an argument with which to combat royal prerogative power. At the same time, it provided American revolutionaries with legal arguments for rejecting the British parliament's effort to impose arbitrary rule upon the colonies."--Jacket.

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