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Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

John W. Cairns


This is the second volume in a collection of the most influential essays on legal history from the career of Professor John W. Cairns. The book deals with broad themes in legal history, such as the development of Scots law through the major legal thinkers of the Enlightenment, essays on Roman law and miscellaneous essays on the literary and philosophical traditions within law. Both volumes combine together and reprint a selection of some of the many articles and essays published by Cairns over a distinguished career in legal history. It is a mark of Cairn's international eminence that much of ... More

Keywords: legal history, Scots law, legal thinkers, Enlightenment, Roman law

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748682133
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682133.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John W. Cairns, author
University of Edinburgh

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Enlightened Legal Education

The Development of the Glasgow Law School

Enlightened Critique: Crime, Courts, and Slavery

Critiques: Literature and Legal History

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