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An Intellectual Topography of the Early Modern Inns of Court

Jessica Winston

in Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Taking Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of ‘habitus’ as a key term, this chapter introduces the early modern Inns of Court, examining tensions between the multifaceted and multigenerational aspects of the ... More


‘Minerva’s Men’: The Inns of Court in the 1560s

Jessica Winston

in Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter surveys the literary culture of the Inns in the 1560s, exploring several central questions: What prompted the formation of this literary environment in the 1560s? What did it mean to the ... More


From Intrigue to Detection: Transformations of Classical Comedy, 1566–1594

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores further the significance of forensic rhetoric in Latin intrigue comedies, which reflexively identify their own ‘probability’ (their power to convince us as stories) with legal ... More


Social Contexts of Marvell's Lyric Verse, 1646–1648

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the talented circle of poets who gathered under the patronage of the wealthy royalist gentleman Thomas Stanley in the aftermath of the first civil war. Returning from a ... More


Some Types of Literary Manuscript

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Both professional and amateur groups of actors needed scribes to prepare manuscripts of plays for performance. The work of private collectors in preserving academic drama and in commissioning copies ... More


Formal and Informal Legal Education

David Lemmings

in Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter traces the chronology of events related to the efforts to revive formal lectures and learning exercises as part of the legal educational program of the Inns of Court in England during ... More


The Student Body of the Inns of Court

David Lemmings

in Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter attempts to define the basic characteristics of the heterogeneous students who attended the Inns of Court in England between 1688 and 1714. It examines the variations in the numbers and ... More


Residence and Finance the Transformation of the Inns of Court Community

David Lemmings

in Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the vital indices of communal life and finance at the Inns of Court in England during the later part of the 17th century and the early part of the 18th century. It shows that ... More


Introduction: Lawyers at Play

Jessica Winston

in Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Why were the early modern Inns of Court such vibrant literary centres? This introduction sets out the central argument of Lawyers at Play: the literary culture of the Inns was bound up with, ... More


Conclusion

David Lemmings

in Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the condition and development of barristers and the Inns of Court in England during the period from 1860 to 1730. During the later ... More


The Business of the Bar

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/9780198202585.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the business of the bar and works of barristers in early modern England. During this period, common lawyers were notoriously hardworking and it is even anecdotally stated that a ... More


Background

Abhinav Chandrachud

in An Independent, Colonial Judiciary: A History of the Bombay High Court during the British Raj, 1862–1947

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199453306
eISBN:
9780199085330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453306.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter sets the stage for the findings presented in subsequent chapters. Among other things, this chapter will describe the structure of the legal profession of Bombay during the British Raj, ... More


Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

David Lemmings

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book analyses English barristers and the Inns of Court in the period 1680–1730. The four Inns of Court have constituted the principal institutional home of common lawyers since medieval times, ... More


Conclusion: Lawyers at Play Redux

Jessica Winston

in Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The conclusion examines a portrait of William Naylor (1532–71) to summarize some of the major arguments of the book. Turning to theories of play, it examines why literary play was so important to ... More


Crossings

Craig Bailey

in Irish London: Middle-Class Migration in the Global Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318818
eISBN:
9781846318009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318818.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter uses law students to examine the initial stages of community building. The analysis locates the Irish student in place and time by mapping out admissions to the London Inns of Court, ... More


“Beguyled in Tryfles”: Paradoxes and Problems in the Gell Manuscript

Lara M. Crowley

in Manuscript Matters: Reading John Donne's Poetry and Prose in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198821861
eISBN:
9780191860997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821861.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 3 attends to Donne’s understudied prose paradoxes and problems. Arthur Marotti has suggested that these once popular works “had a political dimension that would not have been missed,” but ... More


“The whole time & minde are filled with law”—1620–1626

J. Sears McGee

in An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D'Ewes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804785464
eISBN:
9780804794282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785464.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

From 1620 until late in 1626, D’Ewes spent most of his time as a student of the common law at the Middle Temple, one of the four Inns of Court that provided legal education. His initially reluctant ... More


The Education of Lawyers

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the education of lawyers in England during the Tudor period. It suggests that though there were several venues for learning, the most common form of learning of the law ... More


The Quantity and ‘Quality’ of Barristers

David Lemmings

in Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the quality and quantity of barristers admitted to the Inns of Court in England between 1680 and 1730. It suggests that as part of an effort to improve their finances, senior ... More


Introduction

David Lemmings

in Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the barristers and the Inns of Court in England during the period from 1860 to 1730. This book shows how the relationship ... More


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