Publication on ‘Comparative Perspectives in Scottish and Norwegian Legal History, Trade and Seafaring 1200-1800’
Former research fellows at CAS, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde and Andrew Simpson, have edited a new comparative work entitled Comparative Perspectives in Scottish and Norwegian Legal History, Trade and Seafaring 1200-1800.
Jørn Ø. Sunde led the CAS project Social Governance Through Legislation together with Erik Opsahl back in 2021/2022, while Simpson was a fellow on the same project.
This project set out to investigate the changes in politics, law, and society brought about by the introduction of legislation as a governing instrument during the High and Late Middle Ages. In particular, the research explored the role of law in political rhetoric and discourse, the application of legal frameworks and structures of governance, and the legal situation of marginalized groups in society.
Published as part of the Edinburgh Studies in Law series, this publication is the first to compare Scottish and Norwegian legal history with a focus on connections and
points of contact between the two systems. The publication covers topics such as state formation, town law, migration, trade, and seafaring and includes contributions from experts in Norwegian and Scottish legal, economic, and political history.
Contributors to the publication include experts in Norwegian and Scottish legal, economic, and political history, with each topic being covered by a pair of contributors - one an expert in Scots law, and the other an expert in Norwegian law.