The Rise of the Barristers
A Social History of the English Bar, 1590-1640Book - 1986
The barristers were the most powerful and prosperous professional group in early modern England. This book systematically examines the barrister's working life during a half-century of rapid growth and structural change within the legal profession. Prest analyzes patterns of professional recruitment, training, and mobility and explores the participation of barristers in the cultural, religious, and political life of Elizabethan and early Stuart England. This is the first book to be published in the Oxford Studies in Social History, under the general editorship of Keith Thomas. The series, which will cover all periods and parts of the world, will include original works of scholarship on a broad range of subjects of interest to historians as well as to scholars working in related fields.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1986
Branch Call Number: KD463 .P74 1986
Characteristics: xvi, 442 p. ; 22 cm