The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640 - Oxford Studies in Social History (Hardback)
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The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640 - Oxford Studies in Social History (Hardback)

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Hardback 458 Pages / Published: 06/11/1986
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The half century before the calling of the Long Parliament in 1640 saw the bar undergo rapid growth and profound structural change. Wilfrid Prest's book examines the effects of these changes on the barrister's working life and explores the participation of barristers in the cultural , social, and political life of Elizabethan and early Stuart England. The book represents a detailed study of the most powerful and prosperous professional group in early modern England.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198217640
Number of pages: 458
Weight: 685 g
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`The Rise of the Barristers is an innovative and fundamental contribution to the history of the legal profession and it becomes the new base for future enquiry' Times Literary Supplement
`Prest possesses imagination as well as erudition, and is anxious to consider the impact of barristers on the wider society.' The English Historical Review
` There is but little in this book with which to find fault; on the contrary it is excellently researched and well presented.' Journal of Legal HIstory
`It is very much a professional's book, searching in its questions, accountable in its methodology, and scrupulous with regard to its conclusions.' Historical Studies
`a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the legal profession in England in the early modern period' Paul A. Brand, American Journal of Legal History
`Dr. Prest's prose is a constant revelation. Within the last few years there have been published a number of distinguished scholarly volumes on the history of the English legal profession. Dr. Prest's new volume is another notable accretion to this excellent collection.' W.N. Osborough, The Irish Jurist, Volume XXIII, 1988

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