The Stair Society: Scotland’s Legal History Society

Scotland under Jus Commune: Volume 3

Stair Society Volume 57

Scotland under Jus Commune is a census of manuscripts of legal literature in Scotland, mainly between 1500 and 1660. The work catalogues and gives details of a large number of Scots law manuscripts from a period when relatively few legal works made their way into print.

It shows that a vast amount of the legal sources and culture of the period has been submerged out of the view of most researchers by remaining in manuscript and it provides a crucial set of tools by which this material may be recognised. The Census thus looks likely to provide the basis for the next generation’s worth of research on a crucial period for Scots law.

Gero Dolezalek, Chair of Civil Law, University of Aberdeen

Published 2010

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