Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2019

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780748699988

Bookseller Code (06)

The Spiritual Jurisdiction in Reformation Scotland

A Legal History

First Edition

Thomas Green

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Re-evalutes the medieval Church in Reformation Scotland from the perspective of legal history
  • Includes the Wars of the Congregation; the Reformation Parliament; the legitimacy of the Scottish government from 1559 to 1561; the courts of the early Church of Scotland; and the legal significance of Mary Stewart's personal reign
  • Considers neglected aspects of the Reformation, including the roles of the Court of Session and of the Court of the Commissaries of Edinburgh
  • Re-evaluates the actual impact in law of key events in the history of the Scottish Reformation
  • Studies jurisdiction in matrimonial disputes during a period of revolution

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