This is an electronic reprint from Roman Law Resources (www.IusCivile.com). Copyright © 2000 by Duncker & Humblot GmbH, Berlin. All rights reserved. It is reprinted with the kind permission of the publisher. Authors should cite to the original work: the original pagination is indicated by the use of angle brackets (< >). All enquiries concerning the use or reproduction of this material should be addressed to Duncker & Humblot.The paper discusses, first, how classical Roman law can become highly suffused through exposure to a more unusual influence: English law; second, how it has nevertheless proved, on occasion, to be inspirational for English law; and third, why the fact of that influence has sometimes had to be suppressed. The bridge between Roman law and English law is provided by Scotland
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