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Law, Lawyers, and Humanism – Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1 - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Law, Lawyers, and Humanism: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1

John W Cairns


The first of two volumes, this collection of essays on Scots law represents a selection of the most cited articles published by Professor John W. Cairns over a distinguished career in legal history. It is a mark of his international eminence that much of his prolific output has been published outside of the United Kingdom, in a wide variety of journals and collections. The consequence is that some of his most valuable writing has appeared in sources which are difficult to locate. This collection covers the foundation and continuity of Scots law from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Scotland ... More

Keywords: Scots law, legal history, Dutch Humanism, Scots legal system, legal profession

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748682096
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John W Cairns, author
University of Edinburgh

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Foundation and Continuity

Significance of Dutch Humanism

Development of the Legal Profession

Blackstone, Feudalism, and Institutional Writings

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