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Site Bibliography

References are marked * throughout the ‘Natural Law in Scotland, 1625-1850’ pages

Baston, Karen. ‘The Library of Charles Areskine (1680-1763): Scottish Lawyers and Book Collecting, 1700-1760’ (PhD Thesis, Edinburgh, 2012). Available online at Edinburgh Research Archive

Cairns, John W. ‘Ethics and the Science of Legislation: Legislators, Philosophers, and Courts in Eighteenth-Century Scotland’, in B. Sharon Byrd, Joachim Hruschka and Jan C. Joerdan (eds), Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik: Annual Review of Law and Ethics, 8: Die Entstehung und Entwicklung der Moralwissenschaften im 17. und 18 Jahrhundunt: The Origin and Development of the Moral Sciences in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century (2000) 159-80

Cairns, John W.’The First Edinburgh Chair in Law: Grotius and the Scottish Enlightenment’ (2005) Fundamina 32-58

Cairns, John W. ‘”As Famous a School for Law as Edinburgh for Medicine”: The Glasgow Law School, 1761-1801’ in Andrew Hook and R. B. Sher (eds) The Glasgow Enlightenment (Tuckwell Press, 1995) 133-159

Cairns, John W. ‘Historical Introduction’ in Kenneth Reid and Reinhard Zimmermann (eds), A History of Private Law in Scotland, 1: Introduction and Property (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000) 14-184

Cairns, John W. ‘The Origins of the Glasgow Law School; The Professors of the Civil Law, 1714-61’, in Peter Birks (ed), The Life of the Law: Proceedings of the Tenth British Legal History Conference, Oxford, 1991 (London: Hambledon Press, 1993) 151-94

Coutts, James. A History of the University of Glasgow from its Foundation in 1452 to 1909 (Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons, 1909)

Dalzel, Andrew. History of the University of Edinburgh from its Foundation, 2: History (Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1862)

Emerson, Roger L. Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008)

Forsyth, Murray. ‘The Place of Richard Cumberland in the History of Natural Law Doctrine’ (1982) 20 Journal of the History of Philosophy 23-42; repr. in Knud Haakonssen (ed), Grotius, Pufendorf and Modern Natural Law (Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing; Ashgate Publishing, 1999) 279-98

Grant, Alexander. The Story of the University of Edinburgh during its First Three Hundred Years (London: Longman, Green and Co., 1884)

Haakonssen, Knud. ‘Natural Jurisprudence and the Identity of the Scottish Enlightenment’ in Ruth Savage (ed), Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Haakonssen, Knud. Natural Law and Moral Philosophy: From Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Hochstrasser, T. J. Natural Law Theories in the Early Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

Horner, Francis. Memoirs of Francis Horner with Selections from his Correspondence, ed Leonard Horner (Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers, 1849) Available from Google Books.

McLaren, Colin A. Aberdeen Students, 1600-1800 (Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 2005)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) (available at – subscription service, free for holders of UK public library cards and institutional subscribers, for information about other access see the ODNB homepage)

Ross, Ian Simpson, The Life of Adam Smith (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995)

Sher, Richard B. ‘Early Editions of Adam Smith’s Books in Britain and Ireland, 1759-1804’, in Keith Tribe and Hiroski Mizuta (eds), A Critical Bibliography of Adam Smith (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2002) 13-26

Wood, Paul B. The Aberdeen Enlightenment: The Arts Curriculum in the Eighteenth Century (Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1993)