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Scots burghs, ‘privilege’ and the Court of Session in the eighteenth century

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A striking feature of the history of the Scots burgh in this period, and of bodies within it, was their readiness to resort to legal redress in the Court of Session, Scotland's leading civil court. The law was a regular and often intrusive presence in burgh life, a means by which burghs, guildries and trades incorporations defended their privileges. This article will explore this propensity in relation to what it can tell us both about urban identity and the constitution of urban community in...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0963926816000778

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, History Faculty
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Urban History Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
3
Pages:
381-401
Publication date:
2016-10-17
Acceptance date:
2016-08-15
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EISSN:
1469-8706
ISSN:
0963-9268
Pubs id:
pubs:653733
URN:
uri:7fbab7b5-1a4e-42a4-aa91-a53d83b3f994
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uuid:7fbab7b5-1a4e-42a4-aa91-a53d83b3f994
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pubs:653733

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