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Notaries

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes another occupation that was regarded, as having a key position in social, political, and economic life, and that was of the notary. The traditional picture of a notary is of a ... More


Spatial Variety versus Centralization: Change in Eighteenth-Century Credit Markets

Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal

in Dark Matter Credit

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182179
eISBN:
9780691185057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182179.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter talks about how in the long buildup to the 1780s, the economy had been growing, along with the population, literacy rates, and inequality. At the same time, the volume of private lending ... More


Banks and Notaries

Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal

in Dark Matter Credit

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182179
eISBN:
9780691185057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182179.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter shows that there were two conceivable ways that banks could have engaged in lending. First, they could have entered the mortgage market as lenders but not relied on a notary to do ... More


The Monuments of Lawyers

Nigel Saul

in English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199215980
eISBN:
9780191710001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215980.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter argues that the monuments of lawyers afford valuable insights into the self-image and identity of the professional men of law. The monuments of the judges and sergeants at law — the two ... More


The Successo della Peste

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The chapter turns to northern Italy, where the majority of 1575–8 plague tracks were written and which broke physicians' near monopoly over these manuals, with bishops, parish priests, government ... More


Epilogue: The Persistence of Venality

William Doyle

in Venality: The Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205364
eISBN:
9780191676598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205364.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Two centuries after the Constitution of 1791 proclaimed its abolition, something close to venality of public offices continues to operate in crucial areas of French life. In one of those areas it ... More


The Law Professionals

Michael A. Livingston, Pier Giuseppe Monateri, and Francesco Parisi

Mauro Capelletti, John Henry Meryman, and Joseph M. Perillo (eds)

in The Italian Legal System: An Introduction, Second Edition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804774956
eISBN:
9780804796552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774956.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses legal education, the legal profession, and the magistratura, as they existed at the time of publication.


Notaries

Alan Bullock and F. W. D. Deakin

in France 1848–1945

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221043
eISBN:
9780191678400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221043.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Another occupation that was regarded as having a key position in social, political, and economic life was that of the notary. The traditional picture of the notary is of a stable, respectable, ... More


Comparative Succession Law: Volume I: Testamentary Formalities

Kenneth G C Reid, Marius J. de Waal, and Reinhard Zimmermann (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696802
eISBN:
9780191732065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book is about testamentary formalities, that is to say, about the requirements which the law of succession imposes in order for a person to make a will. How are wills made? What precisely are ... More


Record-Offices in Villages in Roman Egypt

Micaela Langellotti

in Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Record-offices called grapheia are documented in villages in Egypt as early as the second century BC until well into the third century AD. This chapter investigates the role and nature of the ... More


“This Sijill is a Hujja!” Mass-producing Legal Documents in Ottoman Cairo

Reem A. Meshal

in Sharia and the Making of the Modern Egyptian: Islamic Law and Custom in the Courts of Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166174
eISBN:
9781617975509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166174.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, written legal documents were transformed from a privilege of the elite to an everyday necessity. Marriages, divorces, tax records, and ... More


Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Stephen Zamora, José RamlÓN CossÍO, Lenone Pereznieto, José Roldá n-Xopa, and David Lopez

in Mexican Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199288489
eISBN:
9780191700514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288489.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses legal education and the legal profession in Mexico. It first describes the features of Mexican law schools and admission requirements and curricula, followed by an evaluation ... More


Voting and Holding Public Office

Paula A. Monopoli

in Constitutional Orphan: Gender Equality and the Nineteenth Amendment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190092795
eISBN:
9780190092825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190092795.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 6 considers the same issue as Chapter 5, except within the context of the right to hold public office. Many suffragists characterized the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment as having ... More


The Written Authorization

Christopher Eyre

in The Use of Documents in Pharaonic Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673896
eISBN:
9780191761478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673896.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the issue of royal documents to authorize administrative action, and to establish the legal framework establishing endowments of property. It then addresses the development of ... More


Professional Canon Lawyers: Advocates and Proctors

in The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077598
eISBN:
9780226077611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077611.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

By the beginning of the fourteenth century, lawyers turn up everywhere in contemporary documents. This is no doubt partly an artifact of the records, since activities that involved advocates, ... More


Voices from the Dust

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter uses Nahua and Maya last will and testaments to expose the similarities and differences in how natives experienced Catholicism upon dying. It examines the preambles of testaments and ... More


Vecindad: From Castile to Spanish America

Tamar Herzog

in Defining Nations: Immigrants and Citizens in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092530
eISBN:
9780300129830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092530.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the Spanish conquistadors who, after their arrival in the New World, proclaimed royal jurisdiction over the land and founded new settlements. Standing in open territory and in ... More


The Legal World of Moroccan Jews

Jessica M. Marglin

in Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300218466
eISBN:
9780300225082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218466.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter offers a topography of courts, notaries, and judicial officials, including both how they functioned and how they fit together. It describes how Jews in particular—as subordinate subjects ... More


The Law of the Market

Jessica M. Marglin

in Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300218466
eISBN:
9780300225082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218466.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter focuses on the Assarrafs and the ways in which they engaged Muslim notaries public and shariʻa courts to sustain their quotidian business dealings. It shows that Jewish merchants like ... More


The Acts of the Early Church Councils: Production and Character

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868170
eISBN:
9780191904691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868170.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The present study examines the acts of ancient church councils as the objects of textual practices, in their editorial shaping and in their material conditions. The book analyses the purposes and ... More


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