Professor Christopher Smout FBA, Historiographer Royal in Scotland, reflects on the relations between England and Scotland following the Union of the Crowns.
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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 8.
On 23 October 2003, Professor Brian Simpson FBA delivered the Maccabaean Lecture in Jurisprudence, in which he took a wry look at the influence (if any) of international law on the conduct of states in relation to the use of force. To give this topical subject an historical perspective, Professor Simpson considered the role of international law in two cases of military action taken by the British in Norwegian territorial waters in early 1940, in spite of Norway’s neutrality – the first of them the interception by the Royal Navy of the German ship Altmark. This edited extract discusses the development of British thinking prior to the Altmark incident.
Short notices about: From Lucy to Language project; Dictionary of Medieval Latin; British Academy Book Prize 2003; Medals and Prizes 2004.
The British Academy awarded a series of research grants to Nigel Thorp for the preparation of a critical edition of an epic poem, La Chanson de Jérusalem. The work formed part of complete new edition of the Old French Crusade Cycle, an international project under the general editorship of Emanuel J. Mickel, University of Indiana, and Jan A. Nelson, University of Alabama. Professor Emanuel Mickel describes the work, which has recently reached completion with the publication of the final volume in the series.