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Authorities in Early Modern Law Courts

Guido Rossi


This volume looks at the influence of the decisions of law courts on the development of the substantive law across Europe in the early modern period. Did law courts contribute to the development of the law? Were their decisions considered to be authoritative even beyond the specific cases on which they were rendered? If so, was such authority given by the pronouncement of the court itself or by its wide use and circulation among both legal practitioners and judges? These difficult questions, typically ducked by scholars, lie at the core of this book, which seeks to provide a critical and stim ... More

Keywords: law courts, legal authority, early modern Europe, legal precedent, legal development

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474451000
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451000.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guido Rossi, editor
University of Edinburgh

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