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Catalonia's Advocates: Lawyers, Society, and Politics in Barcelona, 1759-1900 (Studies in Legal History)

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Offering a window into the history of the modern legal profession in Western Europe, Stephen Jacobson presents a history of lawyers in the most industrialized city on the Mediterranean. Far from being mere curators of static law, Barcelona's lawyers were at the center of social conflict and political and economic change, mediating between state, family, and society.

Beginning with the resurrection of a decadent bar during the Enlightenment, Jacobson traces the historical evolution of lawyers throughout the long nineteenth century. Among the issues he explores are the attributes of the modern legal profession, how lawyers engaged with the Enlightenment, how they molded events in the Age of Revolution and helped consolidate a liberal constitutional order, why a liberal profession became conservative and corporatist, and how lawyers promoted fin-de-siècle nationalism.

From the vantage point of a city with a distinguished legal tradition,Catalonia's Advocates provides fresh insight into European social and legal history; the origins of liberal professionalism; the education, training, and practice of law in the nineteenth century; the expansion of continental bureaucracies; and the corporatist aspects of modern nationalism.

Synopsis:

"Meticulously researched. . . . As the first social history of a continental bar, Jacobson's study has much to offer those legal scholars, sociologists, and historians. . . . Will undoubtedly serve as a model for future efforts to analyze the role of professional groups--lawyers, in particular--during the 'bourgeois' century."

-Journal of Interdisciplinary History "Charts new terrain and offers a new perspective on the relationship between nationalism and the law."

-H-Net Reviews "[Jacobson] provides compelling evidence for his case for the superiority of a historical over a functionalist approach to the study of the Bar."

-English Historical Review "A painstakingly researched and admirably written account of the development of a profession, which provides a convenient case study of the European bar."

-Journal of Law and History Review

Synopsis:

Offering a window into the history of the modern legal profession in Western Europe, Jacobson presents a history of lawyers in the most industrialized city on the Mediterranean. Far from being mere curators of static law, Barcelona's lawyers were at the center of social conflict and political and economic change, mediating between state, family, and society. Jacobson provides fresh insight into European social and legal history; the origins of liberal professionalism; the education, training, and practice of law in the 19th century; the expansion of continental bureaucracies; and the corporatist aspects of modern nationalism.

About the Author

Stephen Jacobson is a Ramon y Cajal Research Scholar at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807832974
Author:
Jacobson, Stephen
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Law -- Spain -- Catalonia -- History.
Subject:
Law - Spain - Barcelona - History
Subject:
Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Legal Profession
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
lawyers; advocates; liberalism; conservatism; corporatism; nationalism; professions; professionalism; professionalization; Barcelona; Catalonia; Spain
Subject:
Lawyers
Subject:
advocates
Subject:
Liberalism
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
Corporatism
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Professions
Subject:
professionalism
Subject:
professionalization
Subject:
Barcelona
Subject:
Catalonia
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Studies in Legal History
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 illus., 3 tables, 2 fig.
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

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Product details 368 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807832974 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Meticulously researched. . . . As the first social history of a continental bar, Jacobson's study has much to offer those legal scholars, sociologists, and historians. . . . Will undoubtedly serve as a model for future efforts to analyze the role of professional groups--lawyers, in particular--during the 'bourgeois' century."

-Journal of Interdisciplinary History "Charts new terrain and offers a new perspective on the relationship between nationalism and the law."

-H-Net Reviews "[Jacobson] provides compelling evidence for his case for the superiority of a historical over a functionalist approach to the study of the Bar."

-English Historical Review "A painstakingly researched and admirably written account of the development of a profession, which provides a convenient case study of the European bar."

-Journal of Law and History Review

"Synopsis" by , Offering a window into the history of the modern legal profession in Western Europe, Jacobson presents a history of lawyers in the most industrialized city on the Mediterranean. Far from being mere curators of static law, Barcelona's lawyers were at the center of social conflict and political and economic change, mediating between state, family, and society. Jacobson provides fresh insight into European social and legal history; the origins of liberal professionalism; the education, training, and practice of law in the 19th century; the expansion of continental bureaucracies; and the corporatist aspects of modern nationalism.
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