James Muirhead, Teacher, Scholar, Book Collector

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This is an account of the life and work of James Muirhead, Professor of Civil Law in the University of Edinburgh. Educated in Edinburgh and Heidelberg, Muirhead did much to introduce the new German scholarship in Roman law into the United Kingdom. Active in Edinburgh University from 1862, he was an important book collector and produced some interesting works of scholarship. From being influenced by the German Pandektenrecht, he moved to a more historical approach to Roman law, as is evidenced in his history of Roman law and edition of Gaius.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Muirhead Collection Catalogue
PublisherBelgische Commissie voor Bibliographie en Bibliologie
ISBN (Print)2930016043
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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