Suggested reading: Muhammad: the Light for the Dark Ages of Europe!
Scott published Through Spain in 1886, based on his experiences there. He demonstrated his growing interest in that country and culture in his scholarly work The History of the Moorish Empire in Europe, which remains in print. He followed that in 1910 with his translation of early medieval Spanish law The Visigothic Code. Other pieces of Scott’s scholarship were not published until after his death in 1929. In 1931 the American Bar Association published his Las Siete Partidas, an English translation of the law code ordered by Alfonso X of Castile, which also is still in print. and in 1932 his executors published Scott’s The Civil Law—the first English translation of the entire Corpus Juris Civilis.
In his will, Scott left his 8,000 volume library and a large sum of money to endow a library at the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. This is now the Scott Memorial Library at Thomas Jefferson University.
- “Gesundheit!: The Story of Scott Memorial Library,” available at http://jeffline.jefferson.edu/SML/Archives/Highlights/Scott
- “Obituary,” 56 Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 418 (1930).
- “Gesundheit!” supra note.1
- “Obituary,” supra, note 2.
- Samuel Parsons Scott, “Through Spain: a Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the Peninsula” (1886).
- Samuel Parsons Scott, “History of the Moorish Empire in Europe” (1904), available at http://archive.org/details/historymoorishe03scotgoog. Reprinted in 1977 by the AMS Press and in 2010 (vol. 1) by General Books.
- “The Visigothic Code (Forum Judicum)” (1910), available at http://libro.uca.edu/vcode/visigoths.htm
- “Las Siete Partidas, translation and notes by Samuel Parsons Scott (1931). Reprinted with additional editorial matter by the University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
- “The Civil Law” including the Twelve Tables, the Institutes of Gaius, the Rules of Ulpian, the Enactments of Justinian, and the Constitutions of Leo…” 17 vols. (1932), available at http://www.constitution.org/sps/sps.htm. Reprinted in 1973 by the AMS Press.
- See Timothy Kearley, Justice Fred Blume and the Translation of the Justinian Code (2nd ed. 2008) 3, 21.
- W.W. Buckland, “Book Review,” 7 Tulane Law Review 627, 629 (1932-33).
- Id. at 630.
- Charles Donahue, Jr., “On Translating the Digest” 39 Stanford Law Review 1057, 1062 (1987)(Reviewing The Digest of Jusinian (Theodor Mommsen, Paul Krueger & Alan Watson eds 1985).
- For Justice Blume’s translations see , and .
- “Gesundheit!” supra note 1.