The Magna Carta Manifesto

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Date: , 2008
Venue: The Cube, BS2 8JD
Price: £2/£3
With: Peter Linebaugh
Series: Down With The Fences – The Struggle For The Global Commons
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Section: Events
Subjects: Commons, Customary Rights & Enclosures
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 Liberties And Commons For All

Think you know about the Magna Carta? Peter Linebaugh’s new book lifts the lid on the true importance of both the Magna Carta and its lesser known, but equally as important counterpart, the Forest Charter, which safeguarded the rights of the commoners. Ranging across the centuries, and from England to Asia, Africa and the Americas, Linebaugh shows us the contested history of Magna Carta — how the liberties it invoked were secured and (as today) violated, and how generations of ordinary men and women tried to revive the idea of the commons in the hope of building a better world.

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Peter Linebaugh


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