Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal HistorySelected Essays$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William Gordon

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625161

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 22 September 2021

A Comparison of the Influence of Roman Law in England and Scotland☼

A Comparison of the Influence of Roman Law in England and Scotland☼

Chapter:
(p.309) 23 A Comparison of the Influence of Roman Law in England and Scotland
Source:
Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History
Author(s):

William M Gordon

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0023

Scots and English law have common roots evidenced in the connection between Glanvill and Regiam Majestatem but their paths diverged. Scotland followed the Civilian tradition while the English Common law took its own path in terms of legal terminology, legal training and ideas. However the Canon law and through it Roman law was important in Chancery and other specialised jurisdictions in England and when treatise literature developed there is Roman influence especially through Pothier. English law is therefore not as completely isolated from the Civilian tradition as is often suggested by concentrating on the work of the Common lawyers and their desire to claim independence of that tradition.

Keywords:   Roman law, Canon law, Glanvill, Regiam Majestatem, Civil law, Common law, Chancery, Ecclesiastical courts, Treatise literature, Pothier

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.