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Post by RuthieG » June 18th, 2014, 5:03 am

Magna Carta Commemoration Essays by various authors.

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On 15th June 1215 the Magna Carta was sealed under oath by King John at Runnymede, on the bank of the River Thames near Windsor, England. 2015 is the 800th anniversary of this charter, which led eventually to the rule of constitutional law in England and beyond. This book of essays by distinguished academics was published in 1917.

I am hoping to be able to catalogue this by the 15th June 2015. (Ruth Golding)
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      De rerum natura, there is much Latin (and some Old French) in some of these essays. Please ask if you need assistance.

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      Keywords that describe the book: Law, monarchy, constitional law, rights


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Post by RuthieG » June 18th, 2014, 5:09 am

Section 0: PD all.
Preface by Viscount Bryce (1838 - 1922)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bryce,_1st_Viscount_Bryce

Section 1: Not PD Europe and Australia.
Introduction by Henry Elliot Malden (1849 – 1955)
http://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/themes/people/archaeologists/henry_elliot_malden/

Section 2: PD all.
W. S. McKechnie, LL.B., D. Phil., Lecturer in Constitutional Law and History, University of Glasgow.
William Sharp McKechnie (1863-1930)
http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH2207&type=P

Section 3: PD all.
Professor G. B. Adams, Ph.D., Yale University.
George Burton Adams (1851-1925)

Sections 4 & 5: PD all.
J. H. Round, M. A., LL.D., Pipe Roll Society
J(ohn) Horace Round (1854–1928)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Horace_Round

Section 6: PD all.
Sir Paul Vinogradoff (1854 - 1925)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Vinogradoff

Section 7 Not PD Europe and Australia.
F. M. Powicke, M.A., Professor of History, University of Belfast.
Sir Frederick Maurice Powicke (1879 – 1963)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._M._Powicke

Sections 8 - 11: PD for readers in countries observing the Rule of the Shorter Term re USA.
#C. H. McIlwain, Professor of History and Government, Harvard University.
Charles Howard McIlwain (1871 – 1968)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Howard_McIlwain

Sections 12 - 14: PD for readers in countries observing the Rule of the Shorter Term re USA.
Dr. H. D. Hazeltine, Litt.D (1871-1960)
Harold Dexter Hazeltine

Section 15: Not PD Europe.
Rafael Altamira
Rafael Altamira y Crevea (1866 - 1951)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Altamira_y_Crevea

Sections 16 - 19: Not PD Europe and Australia.
Hilary Jenkinson
Sir Charles Hilary Jenkinson (1882 - 1961)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilary_Jenkinson

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Post by commonsparrow3 » June 18th, 2014, 10:56 am

I would love to read Sections 12-14, The Influence of Magna Carta on American Constitutional Development. (I checked first to see that there wouldn't be any Latin to tangle with!)

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » June 18th, 2014, 5:06 pm

Ruth,

Never eschewing a challenge, I would be happy to read the financial records essay, and can you put me down for the intro as well? I should be able to complete both within the next 12 months! 8-)

[I shall be omitting any footnotes with tables as a matter of principal, and so glad that Maria has volunteered in advance to ghost read any Latin or old French passages that pop up in my sections!]

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Post by commonsparrow3 » June 18th, 2014, 7:41 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote: I would be happy to read the financial records essay ... I shall be omitting any footnotes with tables as a matter of principal
AAhh! A fellow lover of wince-worthy puns! As my punster dad used to say, "the wurst is the best!"
MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:and so glad that Maria has volunteered in advance to ghost read any Latin or old French passages that pop up in my sections!
You do mean some other Maria -- right?!

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Post by RuthieG » June 19th, 2014, 12:36 am

Oh, ladies, ladies, thank you! I am so glad to have you on board :9:. I appreciate that this is not going to be an easy one, but what a great start!

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 8th, 2014, 6:28 pm

For the record (and my future reference), I am attempting to follow the reconstructed ancient Latin pronunciation found here: http://www.ai.uga.edu/mc/latinpro.pdf, except that I can't get "v" like "w" in wet, so I am saying it like "v" in very.

May whoever proof listens to my sections to please have mercy upon my poor bedraggled tongue, and on the King's Remembrancer and the Lord Chancellor's Remembrancer, upon the Upper Exchequer and his Pipe Rolls, and on the Dialogus, the Rescriptum, the Scaccarium and Recepta!

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Post by RuthieG » July 9th, 2014, 12:15 am

Thanks, MaryAnn. I fully appreciate that this project will probably be one of the most difficult things we have ever attempted. We will all do our best, and that is all we can do. I hope it will end up a fitting contribution to the 800th anniversary. Most interesting site here: http://magnacarta800th.com/

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Post by carolb » July 9th, 2014, 1:04 am

Hi Ruth,

I have just chanced upon this, and noted that the proposed cataloguing is 15th June 2015.

So, having been born and raised in Staines, and enjoyed blackberry picking around Runnymede, I would like to read section 2 please?

Carol

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Post by RuthieG » July 9th, 2014, 2:33 am

Thank you, Carol! Welcome to the project :).

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 9th, 2014, 8:47 pm

Ruth,
First section to get us started:
16 - https://librivox.org/uploads/ruthieg/magnacartacommemoration_16_various_128kb.mp3 - 25.32
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Post by RuthieG » July 9th, 2014, 11:58 pm

Thanks, MaryAnn. You beat me to it :).

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 11th, 2014, 8:00 pm

Preface is PL OK. btw, a native of Illinois would say it ill-in-OI. It's so cute to hear it with a British accent!
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Post by RuthieG » July 12th, 2014, 1:14 am

Thanks, MaryAnn. I imagine I said ILL-in-oi ;). Depending on how obsessively perfectionist I feel, I may change it :lol:.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 12th, 2014, 7:10 am

Oh no, don't change it! It's too cute!

I wonder how people elsewhere (especially those who actually speak French) figure out how we say the French place name over here in the Midwest. There are no rules it seems - for example, Des Moines and Des Plaines I would say as de-MOIN and des-PLANES. :roll:

Moment of distraction - we are having bands of gentle showers pass through this morning and the robins are out in force, having a ball, finding and eating worms in the grass . . . Ah, summer . . .

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