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Early Modern Moveable Texts and Minotaurs

Guest blog by Ross Macdonald  Anyone studying early modern legal texts knows that the text, and its authorship, may be “moveable”; they may appear successively under the nominal authorship of different jurists, so that identifying the true writer may be … Continue reading

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A Newly-discovered Medieval Legal Manuscript

Guest blog by Ross Macdonald  Readers with an interest in undiscovered antique legal texts will be fascinated by a recent report by scholars from Northwestern University, Illinois into a medieval law text discovered in the binding of a 16th century … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Postgraduate Legal History Conference

Guest blog by Peter Candy Alongside the legal history session chaired by Ross Macdonald at this year’s Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference (for which see here), I also had the pleasure of chairing a second session dedicated to the same discipline. … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Postgraduate Legal History Conference

Guest blog by Ross Macdonald Your blogger had the pleasure this week of chairing one of the Legal History sessions at this year’s Edinburgh University Postgraduate Law conference. If there was a common theme linking the two papers, it was … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Roman Law Group, 11 March 2016

Guest Post by Peter Candy The Edinburgh Roman Law Group was pleased to welcome Professor Caroline Humfress on Friday 11 March 2016 to present her research concerning ‘Natural Laws and the “Hypothetical Case” in Roman Juristic Texts’. Set against the … Continue reading

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Last Wills ‘By Own Mouth’ and ‘By Own Hand’ in Late 16th Century Scottish Archives

A guest post from Ilya A. Kotlyar, a PhD student at Edinburgh Law School. Ilya is researching the ‘Influence of Jus Commune on the Scottish judicial practice of succession to movables in 1560-1660’ On 18 October 1585 (old style), Hector … Continue reading

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