The Stair Society: Scotland’s Legal History Society

The Laws and Customs of Scotland in Matters Criminal by Sir George Mackenzie

Stair Society Volume 59

Matters Criminal was first published in 1678. It was almost completely superseded by Hume’s Commentaries on the Law of Scotland respecting Crimes (1800) but Mackenzie provided the concepts and framework on which Hume built.

Edited by Olivia F Robinson, FRSE, FRHistS, kMOestAk, formerly Douglas Professor of Civil Law, University of Glasgow

Published 2012

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