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The rise of the barristers : a social history of the English bar, 1590-1640

Author: Wilfrid R Prest
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001, ©1986.
Series: Oxford studies in social history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reconstructs the patterns of recruitment, training and mobility from the social origins and careers of some 500 lawyers in early modern England, while separate chapters explore the participation of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfrid R Prest
ISBN: 019820258X 9780198202585 0198217641 9780198217640
OCLC Number: 298443778
Description: xvi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The business of the bar; demand and supply; group portrait; advancement; lawyers and letters; religion; government and politics; law, lawyers and litigants.
Series Title: Oxford studies in social history.
Responsibility: Wilfrid R. Prest.
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