- Title Pages
- A Note on Names and Book Titles
- List of Contributors
- List of Abbreviations
- 1 <i>Antiqui et Recentiores</i>: Alberico Gentili – Beyond <i>Mos Italicus</i> and Legal Humanism
- 2 Humanist Philology and the Text of Justinian’s Digest
- 3 Deconstructing <i>Iurisdictio</i>: The Adventures of a Legal Category in the Hands of the Humanist Jurists
- 4 Reassessing the Influence of Medieval Jurisprudence on Jacques Cujas’ (1522–1590) Method
- 5 Redefining <i>Ius</i> to Restore Justice: The Centrality of <i>Ius Gentium</i> in Humanist Jurisprudence
- 6 Elegant Scholastic Humanism? Arias Piñel’s (1515–1563) Critical Revision of <i>Laesio Enormis</i>
- 7 The Working Methods of Hugo Grotius: Which Sources Did He Use and How Did He Use Them in His Early Writings on Natural Law Theory?
- 8 Joannes Leunclavius (1541–1594), Civilian and Byzantinist?
- 9 Brissonius in Context: <i>De formulis et solennibus populi Romani verbis</i>
- 10 A Lawyer and His Sources: Nicolas Bohier and Legal Practice in Sixteenth-Century France
- 11 Humanism and Law in Elizabethan England: The Annotations of Gabriel Harvey
- 12 The Thesauruses of Otto and Meerman as Publishing Enterprises: Legal Humanism in its Last Phase, 1725–1780
- 13 Humanist Books and Lawyers’ Libraries in Early Eighteenth-Century Scotland: Charles Areskine of Alva’s Library
- (p.1) Introduction
- Reassessing Legal Humanism and its Claims
John W Cairns
- Edinburgh University Press
William Forbes (1668/1671–1745) neatly expressed a view of what we now know as legal humanism in his “Great Body of the Law of Scotland” when he wrote:
Andreas Alciat a Milaneze was the first who united the study of the law with polite learning and the knowledge of antiquities. Many learned men who by their elaborate writings afford much light to the Roman law, have copied after him. But James Cujace, born at Tholause, acquired and discovered so complete a knowledge of it that he has surpassed all that went before him and is a true guide to those that came after him....
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