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Alan Watson Seminar in Legal History - Mathias Schmoeckel

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Elder Room
Old College
South Bridge


Wed 18 September 2019

The Centre for Legal History presents The Alan Watson Seminar in Legal History

A Legal Perspective on the Scottish Protestant Reformation
Mathias Schmoeckel, Institute of German and Rhenish Legal History

About the seminar:
The Reformation did not have a uniform effect on the European states, but rather sharpened the individualistic traits of each nation. The protestant city in the Holy Roman Empire obtained more independence, the protestant princes of the empire achieved almost sovereignty, and the Lutheran King of Denmark established a perfectly absolute government, while his subjects in Norway learned to live with more independence. In each case, the Reformation rather enhanced the pre-existing typical elements of each state. Does this scheme also work for Sottish legal history?

About the speaker:
Mathias Schmoeckel is professor at the University of Bonn and Director of the Institute for Legal History. He teaches regularly in Paris and Catania. He is a member of the Istituto Lombardo and of the Board of Directors of the “Stephan Kuttner-Institute” (Yale) and co-editor of the “Zeitschrift für Rechtsgeschichte, Kanonistische Abteilung” as well as the “Revue historique du droit français et étranger”. He is currently studying the influence of the Protestant Reformation on the legal orders of European Protestant states.
More information available here

This event is free and open to all. No registration necessary