Hantos, Elemer. The Magna Carta of the English and of the Hungarian Constitution: A Comparative View of the Law and Institutions of the Early Middle Ages. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1904. xxxi, 209 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774662; ISBN-10: 1584774665. Smythe sewn cloth hardcover. New. $90. * The history and contents of the Magna Carta (1215) and the Bulla Aurea (1222) are remarkably similar, so much so that the latter document is often called the "Magna Carta of Hungary." These similarities are remarkable given the differences between the nobility of England and the Holy Roman Empire. In this fascinating study Hantos traces Hungary's constitutional development during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Turning to the laws and institutions they engendered, Hantos considers examples where developments were similar or divergent. This study will interest students of medieval law, comparative law and constitutional history.
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