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Law, Lawyers, and HumanismSelected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1$
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John W Cairns

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748682096

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682096.001.0001

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English Looters and Scottish Lawyers: The Ius Commune and the College of Justice

English Looters and Scottish Lawyers: The Ius Commune and the College of Justice

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(p.22) 2 English Looters and Scottish Lawyers: The Ius Commune and the College of Justice
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Law, Lawyers, and Humanism
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John W Cairns

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682096.003.0002

This chapter further discusses the significance of the ius commune in Scotland through an account of the looting of law books from Edinburgh in 1544 by an English knight. The account agrees with earlier scholars that the books looted were connected to the Abbey of Cambuskenneth, as a number of the volumes can be linked with, first, Patrick Paniter, Abbot of Cambuskenneth 1513–1519, and, second, his successor Alexander Mylne, Abbot 1519–1548. What is interesting about the books is that, along with a magnificent Bible, they constitute a significant part of the main sources of the ius commune, both Canon law and Civil law, together with some of the standard commentaries on them.

Keywords:   Scots law, law books, English knight, ius commune, Scotland

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