Legal Study in Utrecht in the Late 1740s: The Education of Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes

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Abstract

This article, in a special issue of Fundamina, entitled Summa Eloquentia, dedicated to Margaret Hewett, examines the MSS and Library of Lord Hailes to explore his legal education at Utrecht. It raises issues about the links between the study of law and classics and the reasons why Scots stopped going to study law in the Netherlands. It makes some points about the Enlightenment as a concept and legal humanism, while discussing the teaching of various law professors at Utrecht in the 1740s, notably Wieling, Houck and Wesseling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-73
JournalFundamina
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Halies. Newhailes Library. dalrymple. legal Humanism. Edward Gibbobn. Abraham Weiling.

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