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Lawyers and citizens : the making of a political elite in Old Regime France, David A. Bell

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Lawyers and citizens : the making of a political elite in Old Regime France
Title
Lawyers and citizens
Title remainder
the making of a political elite in Old Regime France
Statement of responsibility
David A. Bell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among the men who rose to power in France in 1789, lawyers were heavily represented. To a large extent, they also shaped the evolution of French political culture of the ancien regime. Lawyers and Citizens traces the development of the French legal profession between the reign of Louis XIV and the French Revolution, showing how lawyers influenced, and were influenced by, the period's passionate political and religious conflicts. David Bell analyzes how these key "middling" figures in French society were transformed from the institutional technicians of absolute monarchy into the self-appointed "voices of public opinion," and leaders of opposition political phamphleteering. He describes the birth of an independent legal profession in the late seventeenth century, its alienation from the monarchy under the pressure of religious disputes in the early eighteenth century, and its transformation into a standard-bearer of "enlightened" opinion in the decades before the Revolution. Lawyers and Citizens also illuminates the workings of politics under a theoretically absolute monarchy, and the importance of long-standing constitutional debates for the ideological origins of the Revolution. It also sheds new light on the development of the modern professions, and of the French legal system. Based on extensive primary research, this study will be of interest to historians and legal scholars alike
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, David A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KJV173
LC item number
.B44 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawyers
  • Practice of law
  • France
Label
Lawyers and citizens : the making of a political elite in Old Regime France, David A. Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The World of the Law -- 2. Building an Independent Profession -- 3. "A Sort of Absolutely Independent Little Republic at the Center of the State" -- 4. The Seminary of Publicists -- 5. The Profession Transformed -- 6. The Vanguard of Reform
Control code
28291645
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 280 pages
Isbn
9780195076707
Lccn
93023089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Lawyers and citizens : the making of a political elite in Old Regime France, David A. Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The World of the Law -- 2. Building an Independent Profession -- 3. "A Sort of Absolutely Independent Little Republic at the Center of the State" -- 4. The Seminary of Publicists -- 5. The Profession Transformed -- 6. The Vanguard of Reform
Control code
28291645
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 280 pages
Isbn
9780195076707
Lccn
93023089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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