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Judicial Torture, the Liberties of the Subject, and Anglo-Scottish Relations, 1660–1690

Clare Jackson

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a picture of the uses to which judicial torture was put after 1660. It also reconsiders Hume's ‘vestige of barbarity’: the role of judicial torture in late seventeenth-century ... More


Edinburgh Appointments in the Faculty of Divinity

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses how the choices made at Edinburgh can be seen by looking at the men who filled the principality after the death of Principal Rule in 1701. It observes that the clearest ... More


Student Days at Edinburgh

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

When Joseph Home went to Edinburgh University in 1697, he matriculated under John Row. Under the system of rotating regents, this meant that, during his entire stay, he was conducted by that ... More


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