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Common law scholarship and the written word

Williams, Ian S; (2017) Common law scholarship and the written word. In: Hutson, L, (ed.) Oxford handbook of law and literature, 1500-1700. (pp. 61-79). Oxford University Press: Oxford, United Kingdom. Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter considers early-modern common law scholarship both in the Inns of Court and outside of them. It investigates the relationship between oral scholarship in the Inns, manuscript and printed texts. Particular attention is paid to the issue of the circulation of legal scholarship, particularly in manuscript, the possibility of scribal production, and the limits on such circulation. The chapter also considers the purpose(s) behind certain forms of scholarship, such as patronage, and the textual sources used by common lawyers.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Common law scholarship and the written word
ISBN: 0199660883
ISBN-13: 9780199660889
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Inns of court, readings, manuscripts, scribal publication, print, patronage, common law, legal history.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1476735
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