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Scotland and France. The Legal Connection<sup>☼</sup>

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625161
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671571 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0022
Scotland and France. The Legal Connection☼

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Scotland had close political ties to France until the sixteenth century and also shared legal ideas. In the law of obligations and moveable property there is common ground in Roman and Canon law and also some evidence of direct borrowing. Union of Scotland with England reduced contact with France but Pothier was used a common source of ideas from the eighteenth century and Bell refers frequently to French writers. English influence came to dominate from the nineteenth century but the European Union now opens up new contacts.

Keywords: Scotland; France; Auld Alliance; Obligations; Moveable property; Pothier; Bell

Chapter.  5189 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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