Defamation in the Lothians and Argyll, 1750-1800


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The aim of the project was to transcribe and analyse the records of all cases of scandal (i.e. defamation) in the Edinburgh and Argyll Commissary Courts between 1750 and 1800. There has been a good deal of work done on this subject for early modern England (and some for early modern America), much of it stressing the gendered nature of insult. This material was gathered in order to investigate the extent to which the pattern of the phenomenon in Scotland conformed to the pattern in England.

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The data consist of transcriptions of the gist of all cases of scandal between 1750 and 1800 in the process papers and registers of decreets of the Edinburgh and Argyll Commissary Courts.

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Transcription of existing materials

Compilation or synthesis of existing material

Metadata Access
Creator Leneman, L., University of Edinburgh, Department of Economic and Social History
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2000
Rights Copyright L. Leneman; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p>
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Resource Type Text
Discipline History; Humanities
Spatial Coverage Argyllshire; East Lothian; Midlothian; West Lothian; Scotland