Book Events at Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
School of Law
Centre for Legal History
BOOK EVENTS, 2015-16
1) 23 October, 2015, 17.30 Neil MacCormick Room
John Finlay, Legal Practice in Eighteenth-Century Scotland (447pp). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015. ISBN 978 90 04 29493 6
This is an important study, the culmination of much archival and other research over the years. Professor Finlay will make a short presentation of the themes of his book. Professor Cairns will then discuss it, and Professor Finlay will respond. There will then be an open discussion.
John Finlay is Professor of Scots Law, University of Glasgow
John W. Cairns is Professor of Civil Law, University of Edinburgh
There will be a brief reception. If you are interested in coming to dinner afterwards, please contact Professor Cairns email@example.com
2) 15 January, 2016, 17.30 Neil MacCormick Room
Andreas Rahmatian, Lord Kames: Legal and Social Theorist (384 pp). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. ISBN 9780748676736
This is study is the first biography of Kames since the late Ian Ross’s Lord Kames and the Scotland of his Day (1972). While Ross’s work focused on the life as well as the work, Rahmatian’s study focuses on the intellectual biography.
Dr Rahmatian will make a short presentation of the themes of his book. Dr Harris will then discuss it, and Dr Rahmatian will respond. There will then be an open discussion.
Andreas Rahmatian is Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Glasgow
James Harris is Reader in the History of Philosophy, University of St Andrews
There will be a brief reception afterwards. If you are interested in coming to dinner afterwards, please contact Professor Cairns firstname.lastname@example.org
3) 12 February, 2016. Room, time, and further details to be announced later
Guido Rossi, Insurance in Elizabethan England: The London Code (unknown pp). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015/16). ISBN 9781107112285
This path-breaking study shows how London insurance customs were first imported from Italy, then influenced by the Dutch, and finally shaped in a systematic fashion in the London Code. It was heavily influenced by coeval continental codes. This questions the historical validity of the common/civil law divide on the history of commercial law.
Dr Rossi is Lecturer in European Legal History, University of Edinburgh.
Commenting on the book will be Dr Dave de Ruysscher of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.