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The growth of legal consciousness from Magna Carta to the Peasants’ Revolt
Author: Anthony Musson

This book is intended as both a history of judicial developments in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and as a contribution to the intellectual history of the period. The dates 1215 and 1381 mark significant turning points in English history. The product of legal culture and experiences, 'legal consciousness' can be seen both as an active element shaping people's values, beliefs and aspirations and also as a passive agent providing a reserve of knowledge, memory and reflective thought, influencing not simply the development of the law and legal system, but also political attitudes. Focusing on the different contexts of law and legal relations, the book aims to shift the traditional conceptual boundaries of 'law', portraying both the law's inherent diversity and its multi-dimensional character. By offering a re-conceptualisation of the role of the law in medieval England, the book aims to engage the reader in new ways of thinking about the political events occurring during these centuries. It considers the long-term effects of civil lawyer, Master John Appleby's encounter with forces questioning royal government and provides a new explanation for the dangerous state of affairs faced by the boy-king during the Peasants' Revolt over a century and a half later. The book puts forward the view that the years subsequent to the signing of Magna Carta yielded a new (and shifting) perspective, both in terms of prevailing concepts of 'law' and 'justice' and with regard to political life in general.

A comparative case study of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
Ivica Petrikova and Melita Lazell

. The data on aid flows come from the OECD Creditor Reporting System (CRS). Aid to democratisation activities is classified by CRS under the code 152: I.5.a and includes support for democratic participation and civil society, legal and judicial development, legislatures and political parties, public administration and finance, elections, anti-corruption, human rights, women’s rights and free media. Aid to conflict, peace and security activities, classified by CRS under the code 152: I.5.b, contains aid channelled to security-system management and reform; civilian

in Britain and Africa in the twenty-first century
Yvette Hutchison

identity formulations. To this end, the Renaissance project went beyond redressing what is perceived as traditional issues of social, economic and judicial development in order to challenge and rewrite the ubiquitous colonial myths of Africans as savage barbarians, who lack a history.5 The centrality of these issues in Mbeki’s thinking was evidenced in his speech to the United Nations University two years later, on 9 April 1998, in which he challenged ‘the long-held dogma of African exceptionalism, according to which the colour black becomes a symbol of fear, evil and

in South African performance and archives of memory
David Heffernan

. Chaloner quite possibly took the idea of coinage manipulation from Gilbert who had suggested likewise in 1574. See Heffernan (ed.), ‘Reform’ Treatises, p. 122. 118 Ibid., pp. 150–5. 119 Ibid. 120 For more on the content of these treatises, see Heffernan (ed.), ‘Six Tracts’, 14–33. 121 On the wider history of administrative and judicial development in Tudor Ireland, see Crawford, Anglicizing; Crawford, A Star Chamber Court. 122 Caesar Litton Falkiner, ‘The Counties of Ireland: An Historical Sketch of their Origin, Constitution and Gradual Delimitation’, in PRIA

in Debating Tudor policy in sixteenth-century Ireland
Anthony Musson

wanted to make officials accountable for their actions. This also underlines one of the driving factors behind judicial development, one that was concerned not only with ensuring due process, but maximising participation in judicial processes. Accessibility The notion of accessibility provokes questions which strike at the heart of the traditional picture

in Medieval law in context