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Title: The influence of Scots and Norse law on law and governance in Orkney and Shetland 1450-1650
Author: Anderson, Katherine
ISNI:       0000 0004 5918 1360
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis examines the legal history of the Northern Isles (Orkney and Shetland) and discusses aspects of udal law and practice in the medieval and early-modern periods. It shows the extent of the influence from Scotland and Norway, and contextualises this through discussion of other Norwegian colonies. Chapter one serves as an introduction to the thesis. Chapter two considers procedural law in the Isles and the roles of the different officers involved in the legal process. Chapters three and four examine land tenure and succession respectively. The conclusion reflects on the legal history of the Isles more generally, as well as on the more recent legal history and on the current position of udal law within Scots law.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: University of Aberdeen ; College of Arts and Social Sciences ; Clark Foundation for Legal Education
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Law