The Influence of the German Historical School in Early Nineteenth Century Edinburgh

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Abstract

The enthusiastic adoption of the ideas of the German Historical School, especially the legal philosophy of Friedrich Carl von Savigny, in the early 19th century in Scotland is explained and illustrated by exploring 3 issues: 1. how legal thought in 18th century Scotland made the Scots particularly receptive to the German Historical School, 2. how the Scots gained and developed their knowledge of it, and 3. how they used that knowledge to defend areas of Scottish law against reform by statute.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-203
Number of pages13
JournalSyracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce
Volume20
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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