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By Karen Baston

In Charles Areskine's Library, Karen Baston makes use of an in depth examine of an eighteenth-century Scottish advocate's inner most e-book assortment to discover key issues within the Scottish Enlightenment together with secularisation, modernisation, internationalisation, and the advance of felony literature in Scotland. via exploring a surviving manuscript dated 1731that lists a Scottish lawyer's library, Karen Baston demonstrates that the books Charles Areskine owned, utilized in perform, and skim for excitement embedded him within the highbrow tradition that improved in early eighteenth-century Scotland. Areskine and his fellow advocates emerged as scholarly and sociable gents who led their state. legal professionals have been vital to and built-in with the Scottish society that allowed the Scottish Enlightenment to take root and flourish inside Areskine's lifetime.

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As many as 27,500 book catalogues were produced in Holland between 1599 and 1800. 54 A Bookseller of Leiden The Leiden bookseller Pieter van der Aa published a guide to his city in 1712. ss Les delices de Leide was a marketing document: Aa had purchased most of the Elzevier stock at auction after the firm folded in 1712as well as half of its famous type and two of its presses. He also bought the Elzevier family home and printing gallery. s 7 A book Areskine owned which Aa published - and which was described in his catalogue as "Ex typis Van der Aa" was an edition of Cicero's Opera omnia of 1692.

Patrick Cade II and 108 1 og Professor Charles Areskine". For Claudius Aelianus and Polybius, see The Oxford Classical Dictionary, ed. Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth, 2nd rev. edn (Oxford: Clarend1m, 2003), 18, 1:109-u. 101 at 305, 315. For the fullest exploration of th e controversy see Cairns, "Origins", passim. This was writ ten on the tercentenary celebr ation of the foundation of the Edinburgh Law School and is the best account of the political implications of Areskine's appointment.

18 Professors might write up disputationes on specific themes for publication under their own names. 20 His De ratione juris docendi & discendi diatribe per modum dialogi nonnullis aucta paralipomenois of 1688 set out his ideas about what he expected from students and the knowledge and skills they could expect to obtain when they studied with him. he who applies his mind to the study of law should first work to learn literature and the arts tolerably well, for without them jurisprudence cannot be effectively understood.

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