Section: Legal History Links

Legal History Links

Research Centres

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Edinburgh)

Centre for the Study of Christian Origins (Edinburgh)

Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature (St Andrews)

Civil Law Centre (Aberdeen)

Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research (St Andrews)

Legal History at Glasgow

Max Planck Institute for European Legal History


Societies & Groups

Ames Foundation For the purpose of continuing the advancement of legal knowledge and aiding the improvement of the law 

Association of Young Legal Historians Established to organise the annual conference 'European Forum of Young Legal Historians / Europäisches Forum Junger RechtshistorikerInnen' and to promote academic legal history in Europe and beyond

European Society for Comparative Legal History Promotes comparative legal history and seeks affiliation with individuals and organisations with complementary aims.

History and the Law Research NetworkExchanges of Economic, Legal and Political Ideas, Centre for History and Economics, University of Cambridge

Selden Society (UK)The only learned society and publisher devoted entirely to English legal history

Stair Society Encourages the study and advance the knowledge of the history of Scots Law by the publication of original documents and by the reprinting and editing of works of sufficient rarity or importance. (maintains a list of sister societies here)


Atlas of Scottish History to 1707

Corpus Juris Canonici (1582)

Edinburgh Legal History Blog

Forbes' Great Body of the Law of Scotland Manuscript Provides information on Roman law sources and literature, the teaching of Roman law, and the persons who study Roman law. The site is available in English and German.

Legal History Blog

Legal History on the Web (Triangle Legal History Seminar)

Leges Populi Romani

Manuscripta juridica

Natural Law in Scotland, 1625-1850

Netserf (Medieval Resources)

Rechtsgeschiedenis Blog: Legal history with a Dutch View 

Rechtsgeschiedenis's Guides to Legal History Centres


Records of the Parliaments of Scotland 


Scotland's People

Theodosian Code (Jacques Godefroy, Leipzig, 1736-1745)


Comparative Legal History

Journal of Legal History

Roman Legal Tradition

Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis

Libraries & Archives

Advocates Library

Archives Hub (UK Archives)

Directory of National Library Catalogues

LibWeb (over 8000 pages from libraries in 146 countries) 

National Library of Scotland 

National Records of Scotland (NRS)

Scottish Archives Network

Signet Library

Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC)

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