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A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations
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A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations

Kenneth Reid and Reinhard Zimmermann


Scotland has a special claim for the attention of comparative lawyers, of legal historians, and of those who seek to identify a common core in European private law or to develop a new jus commune. For Scotland stands at the intersection of the two great traditions of European law—of the law of Rome, received and developed in Continental Europe, and of the law which originated in England but was exported throughout the British Empire. In Scotland, uniquely in Europe, there is to be found a fusion of the civil law and the common law. Law in Scotland has a long history, uninterrupted either by re ... More

Keywords: Scotland, European private law, civil law, common law, obligations, property, canon law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198299288
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Reid, editor
University of Edinburgh

Reinhard Zimmermann, editor
University of Regensburg

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