The Spiritual Jurisdiction in Reformation Scotland: A Legal History

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This monograph examines the Scottish Reformation from a new perspective – that of the legal system and lawyers. For the leading lawyers of the day, the Scottish Reformation presented a constitutional and jurisdictional crisis of the first order. In the face of such a challenge moderate judges, lawyers and officers of state sought to restore order in a time of revolution by retaining much of the medieval legacy of Catholic law and order in Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9781474452359
ISBN (Print)9780748699988
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2019


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