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The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640

Wilfrid R. Prest

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202585
eISBN:
9780191675423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202585.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Barristers constituted the most powerful and prosperous professional group in early modern England. In the half-century before the calling of the Long Parliament in 1640, this branch of the legal ... More


Players' work time: A history of the British Musicians' Union, 1893â2013

Martin Cloonan and John Williamson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991326
eISBN:
9781526120786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991326.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is a history of the British Musicians’ Union (MU) from its origins in 1893 to 2013. It uses the Union as a prism through which to examine changes in musicians’ working lives, the industries ... More


Demand and Supply

Wilfrid R. Prest

in The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202585
eISBN:
9780191675423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202585.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the supply and demand for barristers in early modern England. It states that almost every major political, economic, and social development in Tudor and early Stuart England ... More


Lawyers and Letters

Wilfrid R. Prest

in The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202585
eISBN:
9780191675423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202585.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the contributions of barristers and common lawyers to the Renaissance of humanism in England. It analyses the nature of their involvement and attempts to explain why barristers ... More


Law, Lawyers, and Litigants

Wilfrid R. Prest

in The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202585
eISBN:
9780191675423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202585.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the unpopularity of barristers and common lawyers in early modern England. The hostility towards common lawyers appears to have increased as the profession grew in size and ... More


Specialization in a Democracy [1979]

John Higham

in Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088182
eISBN:
9780300129823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088182.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

In the nineteenth century, specialization led creators and custodians of knowledge to turn their particular competences into professions. The new professions became possible due to the multiplication ... More


Fordham University School of Law: A History

Robert J. Kaczorowski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239559
eISBN:
9780823239597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239559.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In this engaging, erudite new book, Robert J. Kaczorowski, Director of the Condon Institute of Legal History, immerses readers in the story of Fordham Law School from the day it opened its doors in ... More


[Untitled]: Epilogue Come dancing – popular dance in post-war Britain

Allison Abra

in Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994334
eISBN:
9781526128218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994334.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The epilogue reflects on popular dance in the post-war years. After the war, going to the palais remained as popular as ever, but the dances performed within the dance halls continued their long ... More


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