Co-published by the Library of Congress and Thomson Reuters, Magna Carta: Muse & Mentor
is an illustrated collection of essays by renowned legal scholars. The Magna Carta was sealed under oath 800 years ago in 1215 and is widely known to be an important part of the historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in England and beyond. Magna Carta: Muse & Mentor
was published in conjunction with a Library of Congress exhibition of the same name that commemorates both the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, as well as the Library's role in preserving the Lincoln Cathedral copy of the Magna Carta during WWII. This book features:
- A foreword by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr.
- An article by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
- Articles by internationally distinguished jurists and professors on subjects ranging from the rule of law and trial by jury to the Magna Carta in America's mind and its influence in pop culture