volume 72, issue 178, P140-159 1999
DOI: 10.1111/1468-2281.00078
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Abstract: This article consists of a survey of the court system and legal records of the Isle of Man in the early modern period. It breaks new ground in studying the massive archives of a unique legal system. The archives reveal both qualitative details of how the Manx legal system functioned and quantitative details of patterns of litigation. Levels of litigation were high, but were far lower in the late seventeenth than in the late sixteenth century. Investigation of these courts is at a very early stage, but they wi…

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