The Stair Society: Scotland’s Legal History Society

The Textual Tradition of Stair’s Institutions, with Reference to the Title ‘Of Liberty and Servitude’

Adelyn L. M. Wilson


This article examines the textual traditionof Stair’s Institutions of the Law of Scotland with particularreference to his title ‘OfLiberty and Servitude’. It first catalogues the manuscript copies of Stair’s Institutions known to be held in Scottish libraries. The article thereafter examines the nature of the manuscript tradition, taking account of scribal practice and the circulationof manuscript texts in the seventeenth century.


Miscellany VII (Stair Society 62)


Published 2015


pp. 1-124


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