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LAWS AND CUSTOMES OF SCOTLAND, IN MATTERS CRIMINAL WHEREIN IS TO BE SEEN HOW THE CIVIL LAW AND THE LAWS AND CUSTOMS OF OTHER NATIONS DO...

MacKenzie, Sir George; Chalmers, J.; Gane, C.; Leverick, F.


Item #: 8488

Pages: xiv, 581 pp.
Published: Edinburgh; Printed by George Swintoun; 1678. Reprinted in 2005.

Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, UNITED KINGDOM

Reprint of the first edition of one of the earliestsystematic studies of the criminal law. Sir GeorgeMacKenzie of Rosenhugh "became notable for his resistance tothe pretensions of the Crown, but in 1677, he was made LordAdvocate and in the next few years prosecuted and persecutedCovenanters with such zeal as to earn the title 'TheBloody MacKenzie'. In many cases he strained the law so asto obtain a conviction.": Walker, Oxford Companion to Law792. He is also well-known for having founded the AdvocatesLibrary, now the National Library of Scotland. In contrastto MacKenzie's behavior on the bench, the Laws and Customesis notably moderate, especially in the sections dealing withwitchcraft.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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