The shape of the state in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290

  title={The shape of the state in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290},
  author={Andrew C. Simpson},
  journal={Comparative Legal History},
  pages={215 - 232}
  • A. Simpson
  • Published 2 July 2016
  • History, Economics
  • Comparative Legal History
This volume represents a truly remarkable scholarly achievement. Without doubt, it is the single most significant work to be published on the Scottish legal system during the central Middle Ages in over 20 years. And yet it does more. Its revolutionary conclusions convincingly explain how the laws of the realm were transformed by shifting power structures in twelfth-century and thirteenth-century Scotland. Furthermore, it achieves this goal in such a way as to demonstrate that the Scottish…