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Lady Justice as an Allegory in Motion

by Valérie Hayaert Animated by signs that are in essence mutable, Justitia (Lady Justice) may be perceived as an allegory in motion. Scholars who pretend to master the intricacies of this “science of images” (iconology) forget an important fact: allegories…

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Hector MacQueen on David Sellar’s Essays (Part 1)

by Hector L. MacQueen David Sellar (1941-2019) was a pioneering historian of Scots law who convincingly and conclusively rejected previous interpretations of the subject as a series of false starts and rejected experiments. Instead, he emphasised the continuity of legal…